Please welcome Doug as my latest Guest Poet!

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If you would like to grab a Guest Poet slot and have the chance to feature in the upcoming book:
EYE WILL NOT CRY – “Be My Guest” – then send your words to


a grim night of cold resolution
cathartic drive south to the shoreline
grubbing change from pay phones
for parkway tolls;
i owned poverty, humility
mystic exodus of poets and madmen
and lizard reincarnate
boots sinking in dunes,
the rhythmic swish – hypnotizing
stealing bumble bee police plastic
just for the thrill of the bizarre
cars drive by with gazing eyes,
the night appropriately moonless
alive with bliss and madness
as numb fingers happily scrawl
the beach on a winter’s night
is a lonely man’s mind
the edge of timelessness
sitting on the jetties,
having chased a pair of lovers away
with my neurotic tears and
mad expression of despair
the green warning beacon bellowing
i had a copy of the poem
i wrote for her,
the one i sent to all i knew
and her father dropped
to the linoleum floor with revulsion
i took a match to the pages
and watched the fire climb,
still grasping as my hand burned
and the smoke of the burning pages
mixed with my tears
and the ocean mist
to glaze my face
in a liquid mask of death
i dropped it all
into the distempered surf,
to swallow and extinguish
in the salty spray
with each instant
the waves crashed harder as if
angered by my poetic pollution
the rising tide
chased me from the rocks
to the soft sand shore
where i was to discover
an abandoned chair
like and old man, sage,
king of emptiness and everything
i squatted till the waves
took the chair away –
a skeleton of rust drifting out

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