The Ramingo’s Porch – “Rain and The Three Kids” a Poem By Sunil Sharma

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Rain And The Three Kids

Three kids,
Covered in raincoats,
backs bulging
plastic bottles in hands

stand on pavement, hands interlinked.

Waiting eagerly to cross
a screaming traffic that refuses to stop
for the tiny citizens.


Sunil Sharma is an academic, an author and a freelance journalist from the suburban Mumbai, India. He has published 19 books so far, some solo and joint. He edits Setu: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Eleventh Hour” & “This Savage God” Two Poems By Joan McNerney

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Eleventh Hour

Wrapped in darkness we can
no longer deceive ourselves.
Our smiling masks float away.
We snake here, there
from one side to another.
How many times do we rip off
blankets only to claw more on? Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Blue Mountain Rupture” and Other Poems by Maggie Mackay

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Crematorium

We unfold from the car into the chapel,
my handbag once her favourite,
my brother, baffled without his mother to tease.
The eclipse dulled. Sunshine mocked
the lateness of a March afternoon, last service. Continua a leggere

“Impeach The Motherfucker” & “Talking Shit and Doing The Funky Chicken” – New Chapbooks from Catfish McDaris

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I’m very proud to introduce you to two new chapbooks by Catfish McDaris. They are made of pure madness, fun, rage, and all the things we generally look for when we search a good chap to read. The first one is “Impeach the Motherfucker” and I suppose you all know what he is talking about. The second one is “Talking Shit and Doing The Funky Chicken“. I suppose seeing the dear old Cat doing the “Funky Chicken” is not exactly what we want to do. But c’mon, his poems are strong and dirty enough to open up a booze and cheer on them. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Router Error” and “Songbird” by Henry G. Stanton

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Router Error

If you run
one more patch cord from
the punch down block strung
through the concentrator
to the server
I will rip out that cord
and isolate your instability
wrap the nagging symptom around your meek neck and yank up
over your own Comm rack your kicking feet Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Remembering The Ocean” And Other Poems By Marianne Szlyk

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Remembering the Ocean

 

I remember the ocean when it
cleansed me, leaving only mussel shells,
stones, seaweed clinging to my legs,

smooth lozenges of opaque brown glass,
like salty versions of Grandma’s cough drops.
Zinc white gulls wheeled above waves Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Off The Road” And Other Poems By John Grey

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OFF THE ROAD

He dreams of that old Thunderbird
with the bullet-nosed hood,
the way it idled like a Bengal tiger’s gut
at the stop light on Cross and Barnes,
the sweet low whine of the turbo,
his foot as eager as a finger
to press that accelerator trigger
as two dolt-heads rolled up on either side,
one in a battered Chevy and
the other, a sleek Corvette. Continua a leggere