Category Archives: Poetry

Sample poetry by Lenore Weiss

Playing Doctor

He strokes her hair As she suckles his cock A grown girl At mama’s breast Reaches inside To taste What he’s made of For the sweet milk Double-timing In iambic Pentameter A hungry lick Doesn’t let go This lover man … Continue reading

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White Label

A ghost arrives in my mailbox on the outside of a catalog name printed a white label inside a Castro convertible sofa an opening to another time Buy the Golem Links to my work Upcoming Readings: Saturday, April 15, 6pm, … Continue reading

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Celia Cruz in Emeryville

I waited twenty minutes to try on two dresses, one for the evening (I was going out on a date and wanted to look good) three jeans with rips above and below the knee four tops all V-necklines that showed … Continue reading

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Stonebridge in Pleasanton

dancing inside a circle of orange traffic cones wish me luck shopping trip automatic doors glass elevator dropping down two strollers on the prowl in retail heaven shopping bag flashes wide itching to be filled with a remoulade of half-offs close-outs crammed on … Continue reading

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Golem Takes a Hike on Black Friday

Twisted Bay laurel trunks lean down the hillside branches covered in moss scarves quail make a quick exit like a troupe of dancers racing across stage lights to fame, the only flowers are spindles of yellow ivy on a path … Continue reading

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The Golem Muses Upon the Wonder Rebbe of Prague

In my dreams, he stretches far or holds the hand of shadows lags behind as I try to catch up my Rebbe of Prague who installed me inside the Hall of Justice as immortal as the iridescent cataract of hatred a protector and shield … Continue reading

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Magic Trick Toss

Before I could subscribe his ears to the terracotta soothings of past times, I tried to cheer his decomposed spirits, played around with a bronze coin saved in my pocket and etched with an etrog, a magic trick toss of heads … Continue reading

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Terrible

dumpsters, backpacks, garbage cans in the officiating moment alongside a sidewalk of cement slabs cellphones dangled people running in traffic faster than a subway pressure cooker ticking off minestrone minutes diverted brownstones along Second Avenue empanadas pupusas Turkish coffee demitasse … Continue reading

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Just Like Fruitvale Bridge Park

1. Fruitvale Bridge Park where fresh water mixes with ocean tides, storm drains from Oakland empty into its mouth wide open rents are industrial and zoned cheap, homeless hold out for fish away from tent cities, the favelas that crowd … Continue reading

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Wellfleet at Olga’s

floating on my back murmurs from the shore a lifeguard’s whistle boogie boards water color red a cloud of seaweed hisses of bubbles dissolve my feet scissors to locksmith time tumbles away Einstein wears sunblock count the waves

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