I know I’ve stepped on sands of beaches
hit on all sixes; shot the Chicago typewriter
mammy cradles Jazzbo to the living end
near the villa I kiss his warm lips,
tarot cards over dry lake beds
near Missouri tugboats
map my route
wings flap like coattails as
anchors fall from the sky
leaving their sailor moon
over the lily pond snowflakes mix
like neon pharmacy by the candy aisle
butterflies land, colors camouflaged.
in the backyard the dog gathers bones
to study archaeology
the sound of crab apples in the distance
lingers in the key of leaving
chopsticks click; once conjoined
the capo slides onto the guitar
Written By: Gloria Keeley
I’m a graduate of San Francisco State University with a BA and MA in Creative Writing. My work has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Slipstream, FORUM and other journals. I graduated from CCSF and I taught at CCSF for 34 years and was the editor of FORUM in 1969.
Art Title: Ornithophobia
Artist: Eunbin Lee
I am a student studying photography from Korea. Living in a new culture and environment of the United States, I try to express through pictures what I felt based on various daily experiences. I feel a sense of freedom by expressing it through my photographs rather than words. I hope people can feel the feelings that I want to convey through my photos.