carter monroe


another bunch of yesterdays

stir crazed rash of twilights spout
into selfish and scourged memories
the stumbles becoming all too prominent
as age defines itself in a sordid binge

the end of the tunnel glare
heats the trembling chills
yesterday's pain binds itself
in the guise of B&W remembrance

the sorter, himself, wants
a piece of equipment
something OSHA doesn't care about
something automated by compassion

the nickelodeon clicking begins
showing unsteady patched films
the clarity of which is debatable
"what did i do there"

eventually comes the return
early and rudimentary sounds/dances
seeping w/caution only to blare in spurts
three backup singers for decades

one was white, but damn, she could sing

carter monroe

     Carter Monroe lives, works, and writes in the provinces. His novel, Journey, was published in January 2001. He participated in a conspiratorial effort with Robert Canipe and Tim Peeler entitled Writers on the Storm. Both of these books can be purchased at most major book chains as well as the traditional internet outlets. Recent poems and stories have appeared in Poems Niederngasse, Poethia, Third Lung Review, Thunder Sandwich, The Americana Poetry Consortium, Lost and Found Times, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.

• Sitting in With the Sun review by Jim Chandler Thunder Reviews •
"Sitting in with the Sun" available at Rank Stranger Press

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