Glenda the Good Witch at the Craps Table

Monotype by Leslie Weissman

Monotype by Leslie Weissman

There are no more brooms to burn.
No more truncated truces.
Tin men play chicken with cowardly lions,
a hostile force has taken control of our casino
floating in the Mediterranean on a raft of bodies.

Flowers grow in tear gas canisters,
bees drink sweat from our brains
huddled in a square-foot garden
goatskin bags filled with dust,
overcast clouds and rain.

But hold on, Dorothy.
We’ll get you home.
There’s this thing called compromise,
the way lovers scoot
to make room for each other.

After all, women are life insiders,
know how everything begins and ends.
So click your heels. Shake your bootie —
Play an all out rainbow defense—
Roll one for the Lollypop Guild!

Two Places: Cross the Bay Bridge to Oakland, California and walk the bayous of Louisiana
Price(USD): $15.00

 

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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