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Ryan Quinn Flanagan and Peggy Nolan



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Ryan Quinn Flanagan
cyanogen_rqf@hotmail.com

Bio (auto)

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a transient by nature. Presently residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada, he is the author of three books of poetry and a chapbook entitled Epicurus Cunnilingus. His work has recently appeared in The New York Quarterly, Poetry Super Highway, Vallum, Quills, and The Antigonish Review.

Visit Ryan on the web here: http://ryanquinnflanagan.yolasite.com/

The following work is Copyright © 2011, and owned by Ryan Quinn Flanagan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Prometheus Chained to a Bird Feeder
Stealing Cigarettes
from the Gods

Hubris
is a crime
if you have something
to lose.

Standing at the top
of the mountain
looking down on general
aspirations.

Prometheus chained to a bird feeder
stealing cigarettes
from the gods.

While cops
of the keystone variety
chase Chaplin
in black
and white.


Picking a Poison
like Socrates Over Hemlock
at the Centres for Disease Control
and Prevention


The punk crowd is too loud
and messy
and the disco crowd, too soft
and clean
and the hard rockers are too concerned
with their hair
and hot pants groupies
as the big banders travel in packs
and the jazz clique never left
the speak easies
and pop tarts belong nowhere
but in your toaster.
Easy listeners are in a perpetual coma
and the blues crowd is
just depressing
and that just leaves the classical freaks,
but they’re the worst
of all…

Tchaikovsky
digging through the kitchen drawer
in search of a nutcracker
while little Amadeus heads out
for more wine
and Ludwig is in the bathroom
flushing away his number
two
as Vivaldi changes all the cds
in my cd changer
after I told him
not to.


For the Sake of Ease

The Chichen Itza
has 91 steps on each side,
for a total of 364,
to mark each day
of the year.

I have
a calendar.

It's just easier.



Peggy Nolan
peggy_nolan@comcast.net

Bio (auto)

Peggy wrote her first poem when she was 40. Peggy is a yoga teacher, first degree black belt in Muay Thai Kickboxing, and she loves to write and travel. An empty nester, she lives in Derry, NH with the love of her life, Richard and the smartest boy she's ever known, Edgar the Wonder Dog.

Visit Peggy on the web here: www.serendipitysmiles.com

The following work is Copyright © 2011, and owned by Peggy Nolan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Life Goes On

Overheard conversation
in the oncology waiting room

“How bad is it?’ she asked.

“Stage IV,” I heard the reply.

The lady with the gray hair
tilted her head
nodded and sighed
lips pressed together…
Perhaps not sure what to say.

“Why don’t you come over Friday night,” said the one with Stage IV.
“We just bought a new hot tub.”


The Pier

One block away
from Hotel Carmel
Hotdogs and crowds
Bubba Gump’s and movie trivia
Amusement park rides and four tickets a piece
The sound of the Pacific Ocean
crashing into wood pylons
Pigeons flying overhead
Bird shit in my hair


Death of a Mauve Bat! | Sinzibuckwud! | We Put Things In Our Mouths | A Man With No Teeth Serves Us Breakfast | I'd Like to Bake Your Goods
Stolen Mummies| Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town | Up Liberty's Skirt | Feeding Holy Cats | Mowing Fargo | I'm a Jew, Are You
Lizard King of the Laundromat
| I Am My Own Orange County | Paris: It's The Cheese | Poetry Super Highway | Judaic Links
Rick's Bookmarks |
Cobalt Poets | E-mail Rick | Other Cool Rick Stuff / Upcoming Readings | Who The Hell Is Rick