June 8-14, 2015: Vince O’Connor and Jonathan Dick


Vince O’Connor and Jonathan Dick

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Vince O’Connor
vdoconnor@gmail.com

Bio (auto)

Vince O’Connor lives in Ely, MN and has published poetry in various print and online publications, articles for numerous magazines, and has a play, "Nearly Departed," published by Players Press. http://vinceoconnor.com/

The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Vince O’Connor and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Love From a Distance

Your only obligation was
a daily call
and perhaps
a couple of flirty emails
but the closest we got to
an actual relationship
was a talent for phone sex
bickering about whose turn it was
to make the coffee during
your occasional visits and
trying to sift through the morass
of daily trials and tribulations
to come up with interesting anecdotes
and clever observations
for post-coital conversations.


To Here

Just before
the first time
we made love
you asked how much
I loved you

I answered
“From here”.

Two years later you come
only when your lips
taste of liquor

leaving
convenient kisses
excused
by drink.

We have become a skipped
stone
sinking slowly
in the water

so tomorrow I
will finish my answer

“To here”.

 



Jonathan Dick
jonathandick4@gmail.com

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Jonathan Dick is a 22 year old poet and human being from Toronto, Canada. He has recently graduated from Huron University College with a major in English Language and Literature. You may have seen his recent work in The Commonline Journal, Potluck Mag, Danse Macabre, Poetry Pacific, or Indiana Voice Journal. Twitter: @jjdickyboy

The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Jonathan Dick and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

did you know, that

i was born, in a prison cell
and every side of the womb
was a mirror
so we were born
as sextuplets,
touching our,
our own sanities,
slipping through the fingers,
of a thief.