August 24-31, 2014: Simon Perchik and Kate McLeod

Simon Perchik and Kate McLeod

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Simon Perchik
simon@hamptons.com

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Simon Perchik (East Hampton, New York) is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The Nation, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain (Grey Sparrow Press) available from Amazon. Visit Simon on the web here: www.simonperchik.com.

The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Simon Perchik and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

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The glare this plate thins out
eats the way each star
tells you it’s still alone

though rim to rim you bring
a rain smelling from a narrow road
holding down the Earth

till everything is dirt and she
is sitting at a table, asks you
to hold her hand, childlike, fill it

lets you swallow the afternoon
even she will remember, your lips
circling down in flames and hunger.

 


Kate McLeod
kathleenmcleod@comcast.net

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Kate McLeod is from Lansing, Michigan and recently retired from a long massage career. She now spends her time tending her garden, writing and searching for more truth.

The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Kate McLeod and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Saturday Mornings

Tucked in our corner
warm thick mugs
welcome bitter aroma.
He rambles on about his old cars
but I can’t hang on.
This perfect moment will pass
and I won’t remember.