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traffic – Rex Butters Earth – Denise Roman Abbot’s Habit – David Busch Venice canals – Samuel Oliver Kuhr ———– traffic By Rex Butters glimmer too many cars on Ocean Park Blvd. trying to run a simple errand it’s taking up too much of my day off Patti Smith sings Helpless melancholy accordion coils through the car outside...

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Letting Bluebird Out – Krista Schwimmer Impressions of Cuba – Jim Smith Temescal Canyon Road and the PCH – RF Wagner Imposing Democracy – Mark Lipman Santa Monica’s homeless population dropped from 999 to 915 – an 8 percent decrease! –  Peggy Lee Kennedy ———– Letting Bluebird Out (In memory of Charles Bukowski) When you let bluebird out it...

VENICE WOMAN TOSSING TERRA COTTA PLANTER, HITS GUNMAN

Venice Couple Lives Happily Ever After –Thanks to Fawn Walenski VENICE WOMAN TOSSING TERRA COTTA PLANTER, HITS GUNMAN By Philomene Long Fawn Walenski’s aim is as true as her love. –Evening Outlook “Mind my bullet wound.” I’ve just finished hugging Fawn Walenski because I love her It is the first time I have ever heard...

Poetry

• The Women of Venice – Jim Smith • In The City – Lynette •  Four Daughters – Lynne Bronstein •  Wolf Woman – krista schwimmer •  Green Shoes/Zapatos Verdes – Antonieta Villamil • .Mysterious, the woman – RF Wagner •   Toe Dancing in the Snow – Cristina Rojas  ———— The Women of Venice By Jim Smith Venice is a feminine town. Here,...

First Lecture of 2009!

08:56 Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Room 236, Palms MS…..Alone, this lonely watch. Quiet for now./ The room across the hall sounded the vow,/ the oath of office sworn, could barely hear,/ but President Obama’s voice was clear./ Out in the hallway, just outside the door,/ a drinking fountain waits, ready to pour./ No sign forbidding...

Poetry

Letter to the Brother taken by War – Antonieta Villamil Winter – hillary kaye Ah Romantics, Thus Are We – Mark Lipman Gaza, 90291 – Jim Smith Monday Morning Errands – krista schwimmer Untitled – Jack Cross Hiroshima – Jessica Aden Commitment (to Mark “Sponto” Kornfeld) – Suzanne Verdal Snapshots of the Unemployed – Sherman Pearl ———–   Letter to the Brother taken by...

Big Bill’s

10:28 Friday, December 19, 2008, A-2, Hamilton High School Music Academy Magnet…..Big Bill’s on Abbot Kinney saved my ass,/ as well as a few hundred. What a mess!/ The shoes in back weren’t working. Just the front/ brake pads were stopping me. Went on a hunt/ to find a universal joint. But two/ were needed....

Poems for a New President

• Inauguration Day – Sherman Pearl • Uncle Sam and Aunt Emma – Jim Smith  •  January 16, 2009 – Mark Lipman ••••••••••• Inauguration Day By Sherman Pearl At last—the sun sauntering in from the darkness three centuries late. I shower, scrub away yesterday’s grime; my skin sparkles in the bathroom’s light. my 5 o’clock shadow vanishes under...

Poetry

• Mystery –krista schwimmer  • Half Heartedly – hillary kaye • House of Cards – Doug Eisenstark • Breaking Free – Janet C. Phelan • repeat after me – Rex Butters •••••••••••• Mystery  Evenings when the birds are still and i doze before dreams the silence stirs up a kind of ache,   a presence that blows through me like the sound through a...

Poets as Rebels

By krista schwimmer Recently, a neighbor said something about poetry that truly touched a nerve – one of those fiery, explosive nerves that when shaken, keeps quivering for a while. I was lamenting how many of my current friends do not read poetry; he replied, when asked why, that it was because poetry only meant...
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