The Ramingo’s Porch – Four Poems By Brian Rihlmann

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THE SILENCE OF OUR FATHERS

none of them ever admitted it
at least not that I remember
the whole village of fathers
and father figures
that raised us to be men
all silent about an animating force
as common as an itchy ballsack Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Emily” a poem by Bill Ratner

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Emily

Emily the cat
sitting on a tractor beam
turns her calico head to face me.
She is nearly gone.
I cry for her as for my mother. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – A New Poem By John Yamrus

John Yamrus

 

puke-green

was
his favorite color.

it
was also
his favorite word Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Inside Look” and “After Midnight” Two Poems By Peycho Kanev

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Inside Look

Beauty is everywhere. Inside the day
of the night and the night of the day. Inside each fleeting
moment which is eternal. Inside everything in this world.
Inside the rose on the table, whose blood is redder
than life and whose life is more alive than everything
that ever lived. Inside the moon’s sickle,
which bends even more and brings the winter’s cold.
Inside all the little things that are dreaming huge
dreams of the eternal universe. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “18th Century Royal Navy Refreshment” & “Seasoned Criminals” Two Poems By Stephen Nelson

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18th Century Royal Navy Refreshment

Cheap dark rum promises South Sea adventure with Captain Cook at the helm
and natives on the shore in swaying grass and flowers. I’m neither guilty nor enticed,
only drunk on deck in rags scoured by sea salt like an outcast of the islands with scurvy.
I’m silent when the poets talk of displacement, wishing I was lost with Teal
in the jungle, eating papaya, making love in a tent in the steaming hills. I dream; I drink
and look winter in the eye. The wind cuts cold like an alcoholic surgeon and I hate
the prizewinners, the Nobel song and dance men with their gala ballgowns
and enigmatic transgender allure. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – A New Poem By John Yamrus

John Yamrus

after the reading

i
took
some of the money i made

and
stopped off at K Mart… Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Drinking Again” and “A Morning Routine” Two Poems By Bradford Middleton

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DRINKING AGAIN

I been drinking, drinking too much again as the days
pass in a blur of dependency as the witching hour
comes around again until late last night I stumbled
on home from another wrecked afternoon of drinking,
damn drinking with the realisation that not a poetic
word had been written in over a month. Continua a leggere