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Damon Hubbs: Pretzels

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Art by KJ Hannah Greenberg 2023

Pretzels

 

by Damon Hubbs

 

eight yrs old & hawking pretzels

on the corner of Aldine St

for his father, The Roofer

 

pretzels the watchword for tickets

to Newark’s East Ward street races,

The Roofer the guy who fixes those races

 

father liked a straight shot

never drive a crooked road, he’d say

little good it did                          

 

he ended up touge

like sourdough in a trash

compactor in Little Rhody

 

 

Damon Hubbs: film & art lover / pie bird collector / author of the chapbook The Day Sharks Walk on Land (Alien Buddha Press). His second chapbook, Charm of Difference, is forthcoming in 2024 (Back Room Poetry). Recent poems have been featured in South Broadway PressLothlorien Poetry JournalFixator PressOtoliths, Apocalypse Confidential, and Book of Matches. He lives in New England. @damon_hubs



KJ Hannah Greenberg is eclectic. She’s played oboe, participated in martial arts, learned basket weaving, and studied Middle Eastern dancing. What’s more, she’s a certified herbalist, and an AP College Board-authorized teacher of calculus.

Her creative efforts have been nominated once for The Best of the Net in poetry, once for The Best of the Net in art, three times for the Pushcart Prize in Literature for poetry, once for the Pushcart Prize in Literature for fiction, once for the Million Writers Award for fiction, and once for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. To boot, Hannah’s had more than forty-five books published and has served as an editor for several literary journals. Channie’s latest book is Eternal not Ephemeral, Eternal not Ephemeral: Greenberg, KJ Hannah: 9798852494016: Amazon.com: Books, a collection of fifty tales, including "Absinthe for Aliens," "Isabelle," "Transitory Unease," and "Special Teeth," which were originally published in Yellow Mama or Black Petals. 



In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2023