The Ramingo’s Porch – “Five Finger Discount” by Catfish McDaris


Five Finger Discount

Nasty Jack was a greaseball biker
from near the Mexican border, he
got his name from his Levis being
so stiff, he could stand them up in
the corner awaiting his reentrance Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – Six Poems By John Yamrus


the thing

you and me

(she said)

the thing that
draws us
together Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “To A Dead Cat” A Poem By Ethan Goffman


To a Dead Cat

Your body lay crushed and broken in the street
one eyeball bulging out, floating atop a crimson crest.

In life you had been
sleek and black
a fleeting shadow
glimpsed from the window.

I called animal control
to come pick up your broken body
the remnant that had been you. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Eating Bitter Herbs” by Ethan Goffman


Eating Bitter Herbs

I used to slather horseradish on top of my matzo
as thick as possible
At our annual Passover dinner
the last remnant of a Judaism my parents had left far behind
and I have abandoned altogether

Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Two 30-Something, Married Women Have a Discussion in My Entryway” by Catherine Zickgraf

Catherine Zickgraf - Poetry

Two 30-Something, Married Women
Have a Discussion in My Entryway

Give me a moment to decide
whether I should laugh in your face
since 32 is too old, you say,
to smoke a cigarette on my porch
with the 20-year-old boy
living in your house across the street,
who pads around your kitchen
in his boxers every morning.
Would my deployed husband
approve of that cigarette, you ask? Continua a leggere

Resurrection of A Sunflower – “Van Gogh’s Stairway” by the poet Marianne Szlyk

Resurrection of a Sunflower Copertina

After Catfish McDaris, also the poet Marianne Szlyk – one of the contributors of the anthology “Resurrection of A Sunflower” (Pski’s Porch) – sent us a poem that can be considered as a post scriptum of her published poems. Here’s to you “Van Gogh’s Stairway”… Continua a leggere

Vincent Van Gogh – Answer The Call For The Anthology Curated By Catfish McDaris


Vincent Van Gogh was a great artist and a great man. Strong, brave and with that bit of madness that made him one of the most famous painter of the 19th century. Now it’s time to celebrate his art with other kinds of arts. The poet and writer Catfish McDaris is searching authors and poets for his new project about Vincent Van Gogh. Continua a leggere