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Bradford Middleton: Been Down So Low, It Now Sounds Great

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Art by Bernice Holtzman 2024

BEEN DOWN SO LOW IT NOW SOUNDS GREAT

 

by Bradford Middleton

 

The down-low is here and boy does it

Sound good, hell great even, as the guitar

Wails with an insanity I love & the

Voice just comes out of the blue violating

Everything in sight with a scream that

Leaves even me startled as it ricochets

Around my room & no doubt bringing

Great annoyance to my upstairs neighbour!

 

 

 

 

Bradford Middleton lives in Brighton, England.  Recent poems have, or will shortly appear, at Dear Booze, Cajun Mutt’s Night Owl Narrative #1, Mad Swirl, Stink Eye Magazine, Beatnik Cowboy, and Fixator Press.  His most recent chapbook, The Whiskey Stings Good Tonight…, came out last year through Alien Buddha Press.

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. She is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2024