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Marching In

Marching In

     by Phil Norton

Saint Bad Mouth Betty

Saint Jimmy the Snitch

Saint Timpani de Lullaby

Saint Low Down Lying Son of a Ditch

 

Saint Indiscretion         

Saint No Way Out

Saint Maudlin…

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Unspoken

Unspoken   Busted headlight Missing wheel Dead transmission That's how I feel No destination And no bus token All 'cause this love inside of me  remains unspoken   Unspoken Unspoken …
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Postcard From the Future

Dear Yesterday,
 
NOW is so fast the weather isn't here yet.  NOW is big like a brother and more expensive than a greasy quantum mechanic’s bill for overhauling your fate.  NOW pops out of every second's birthday cake wearing nothing…

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The Horse-Headed Goddess of Mercy

The Horse-Headed Goddess of Mercy 

 


      By Philip Norton aka Preachermansays

May the Monkey-Tailed God of Jubilation show me how to swing
May the Eagle-Eyed God of Elevation take me underneath his wing

May the Bat-Blind God of Navigation…

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Stilt-walkers

Stilt-walkers

     by Philip Norton aka Preachermansays

Remember, you come from a Long family of stilt-walkers. We live amongst the clouds and the albatross. Our thoughts are lofty; our dreams are taller than the ancient mountain ash. When I first…
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Postcard from a Lost Thing

Postcard from a Lost Thing

    by Philip Norton aka Preachermansays
 

Dear Loser, 

I’m over here. Somewhere you haven’t thought of yet. I suppose it’s as bad a place as any, since by the definition of my condition, I am…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Minute

13 Ways of Looking at a Minute 
             (Winner of Glebe Books Poetry Cup)


     by Philip Norton aka Preachermansays


1

in the face of the clock                                         

a constellation of minutes

 

2

after they had…

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This is an Emergency

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY

     by Philip Norton aka Preachermansays

Ladies and Gentlemen. Ladies and Gentlemen, your attention please. 

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. This is not a test. 

This is an actual Emergency. The…