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Books
· Carrboro Poetica

· Above and Below

· Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story


Short Stories
· Scrawny Kid Clerked at Thrifty

· Euceless Laughs, Y O U Laugh {Capice?}

· This is Your Lucky Day by Euceless Liesalot

· Christmas Fax for da Broads in da Audience

· Flashing

· Owner Will Repair Kitchen Floor {flash humor}

· Courting Able


Articles
· Amnesty International Pressing for More Anti-Rape Legislation

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy

· Calling Dr. Mengele, Calling Dr. Mengele

· Show and Tell by Karen Vanderlaan - Review

· Valley of the Shadow by Sybil Austin Skakle - Review

· Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum -- a Review

· Heart Attack Symptoms Differ for Men and Women -- Read and Share!

· If you Have Been Kidnapped or Abducted --A Letter from Someone who Cares

· RICO for Kids - Help Missing Children, U.S.A.

· Reason to Celebrate! {re O N E's impact re suffering in Africa}


Poetry
· Listen to Your Muse, Then get up an' do Your Thing

· Poem an Inside Job

· Vicks, Flannel, and Great Expectations?

· Rumor January 19, two Thousand Thirteen

· Snow Night with Bird

· Gunned Down

· Shape Shifter

· Fought Tooth and Nail, I Know You {for Ellie}

· Night-Light

· We are Here to Tell You

         More poetry...
News
· Featured in Creative Thinkers International!

· Second Appearance in Leann Marshall's Sketch Notes

· New Appearance in The Yarn Spinner

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy Featured at Creative Thinkers Intnl

· Poem to Appear in Sketchbook

· Poems to Appear in Sensations' 21st Century Issue

· In Richard Lee King's The Price of Freedom

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  As Civics, or Love on the Rocks
by Phyllis Jean Green
Monday, September 10, 2007
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As Civics,
or Love on the Rocks



 
Dry.
Gulch City
dry.
Ghost town
dry.
Dry drunk,
down on luck
desert rat,
bow’ry bum, check-
in-the-mail, surviving on
cactus, rattle-boned,
rattletrap on blocks
in a yard of dust
threatening chainlink.
Carton of shells
for a shotgun
dry.
Asp sidewinding.  Drier than
dry.
Cannon powder, plastique.
Day you leave, day you come
back, slapping, clanking.
R.I.P., slam-bam-thank-you-
mam, man
no thanks dry.
Lost the farm, pounding doors,
boxcar-chasing, rail-riding.
Cardboard left out in the sun
to curl and die, and you
and I.
Dry as the River Styx.
Losing at cards, God’s Little Acre,
fleeing the ‘bowl.
Dust duned and a letter
from a toad.
Hallucination inducing wart.
Dry as the road Willie jotted
a song about, then another,
and another.  Put it on his stone.
On mine, put stick-in-the-mud
posing as writer.
Going for broke
dry.


 


(c) Phyllis Jean Green, August, 2007


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Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Awesome. But there is no posing here, truly a writer. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com
Whoo! I could smell the dust on this one PEA!
love, and blessin's,
cynth'ya
Reviewed by Morning Star
Wow this page is filled with so much
Sadness lifeless and depression what a vision my friend
Absolutely stunning view of thoughts!
I love that unique picture too!
Love Peace and hugssss to you....Morning Star
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
A saga within a poem...outstanding imagery...well done dear friend!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Such a kaleidoscope, Pea; mesmerizing. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
One of your best....gee that picture...I could not let go...now was that something hanging...or a mountainaire??

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
so much desolation and depression--so many go and have gone through so much--i know all too well and live on the brink myself so many months--it is aweful-a good write
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Such a delightful tale of the riches of desert life with lively imagery of people down on their luck, yet struggline to survive.....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Dale Clark
I really enjoyed this, such unique visions.
Pea, I needed to reread this to see it
fully. I went through the reviews and
thought wow, sometimes I'm a bit thick.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Ketting it all hang out, eh? Great stringing together of a hodgepodge of words, phrases which seemed not to mean anything, but as a whole, meant much . . . Write on, as they say . . .
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Can we say it's a bit: dry where you're at? How I wish I could send you the gentle rain falling outside my window: even the soul, the pen, run dry? Not if the StormSpinner can help it: HERE! Quick! Open up your hands, here is life giving rain to soothe your parche'd land!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
LOve it. I feel so much like the descriptions and metaphors that run rampant in this poetry of the hurting man (or woman). At least I don't feel so alone now.
Hugs
Fee
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