Again, A Bike Left
In the middle
of a road
owned by an
who goes missing.
begins as hours
do any trace
a pretty 8-year-
old girl later
the woods in
a park, river,
lake or ditch,
and all the
of rage and
Verlaine lives in New York City. He has an MFA in creative writing from City
College. He taught in the New York Public schools for many years. His first
volume of poetry, Damaged by Dames & Drinking, was published in 2017
and another, Femme Fatales, Movie Starlets & Rockers, in 2018. A set
of three e-books titled Lies From the Autobiography vol 1–3 were published from 2018 to 2020. His
newest book, Imagined Indecencies, was published in February of 2022.
Bernice Holtzman’s paintings and collages have appeared in shows at various venues
in Manhattan, including the Back Fence in Greenwich Village, the Producer’s
Club, the Black Door Gallery on W. 26th St., and one other place she
can’t remember, but it was in a basement, and she was well received.