Monday, December 20, 2010

Scott Abels [Part Two]

I WON'T GO TO WORK TODAY.
I WON'T GO TO WORK.


During the commercial
for drinking coffee with Ronald Reagan
we brush our teeth in the river
with a hundred neighbors.
My trousers are just butterflies.
Your legs look long
like long eggs.
Fresh cut grass.
Something lucky follows,
and when you look
into his whipping cream eyes
they sell a lot of coffee.
You just cannot bomb mud.
There is work to do.  Wake up now.












Originally from Nebraska, Scott Abels currently lives and teaches in Honolulu.  More of his poems can be found online and in print with Word for/Word, Juked, Lungfull!, Sixth Finch, Action Yes, Fringe, Alice Blue, Jellyfish, Sawbuck, Raft, and many others.  He edits the online poetry journal Country Music.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scott Abels

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A FAUX HAWK GETS USED.

I have my night class
draft homestead acts.
Jed does a flood control project, and
Clown of Vaseline has chapped lips
for years.  There is pee flying into
a pail in the grain states.
I put some heartburn
into my soft water.
I say, students,
did you know this sock
used to be puppets?
Tomorrow, I will do a pun.
The daylight is coming
quickly on.


















Originally from Nebraska, Scott Abels currently lives and teaches in Honolulu.  More of his poems can be found online and in print with Word for/WordJukedLungfull!Sixth FinchAction YesFringeAlice BlueJellyfishSawbuckRaft, and many others.  He edits the online poetry journal Country Music.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Daniel Citro

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Daniel Citro lives in Athens, Ga where he is working on a PhD in English and Creative Writing. He is the author of a chapbook,Just Now the Wallop, from MudLuscious Press.