All shadows in the world are screams
and like stones plopped in water,
they form consecutive rings,
each one becoming wider than the next
until it’s hard to hear anything else.
Tell me who wears a crown around here—
I’ll show you my Graveler
who sees obstacles as a hill of beans.

This is one of those turnkey times
when a single Geodude, transbending
as a striated rock, can only intercept
a sword headed straight for the jelly beans,
and for us in the retching,
we bleed, we bleed.

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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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