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August 15, 2022

Articles by Charles Cicirella



[Poem]

Poem

Words and Gore (2016-04-04) poem unrhymed

"...Poetry is not an autopsy so stop lifting the sheet looking for a corpse..."

David Bowie Rain Ghosts (2016-05-02) cover story poem unrhymed

Will there ever be anyone remotely like him? No imitations, please...

Energizer Bunny (2016-09-12) poem unrhymed

"...When to push the river and when to say Geronimo..."

Dorian Gray (2016-10-03) cover story poem unrhymed

Yes, this is why we do it...

The Music in My Head Wants To Come Out and Play (2016-11-07) poem unrhymed

"...a Greek chorus rolling around your brain..."

Unfriendly (2016-11-28) poem unrhymed

"...misinform my best and most noble of intentions..."

4:11 AM (2017-01-16) poem unrhymed

"...I've never been a fan of the lesser evil, but I'm also smart enough to know which battles..."

Lyn #3 (2017-02-06) poem unrhymed

"...when I stare into the mirror and the mirror closes its eyes for good..."

Shake, Rattle and Dinner Roll (2017-03-13) poem unrhymed

"...rings true like lemonade on a hot day..."

Rainbow Sprinkles (2017-04-24) poem unrhymed

"...There's infinite wonder and an eternity of spectral surprises..."

Shogun Eyes (2017-05-22) poem unrhymed

"...like miners we're often underground for hours at a time praying the canary will find enough fresh air to breathe..."

Second Poem (Wink) (2017-06-19) poem unrhymed

"...Elegant Evocative Exuberant..."

Third Poem (Chuck Berry) (2017-07-24) poem unrhymed

"...And laid it all down..."

Fifth Poem (Looking Inward) (2017-08-21) poem unrhymed

"...the heat in the kitchen became too hot to handle and everyone ceased and desisted..."

Sixth Poem (Know Words) (2017-09-04) poem unrhymed

"...a simple smile and an invitation to the person behind the mask..."

Fourteenth Poem (Shovel) (2017-10-16) poem unrhymed

"...show those good for nothings just what a real bottom feeder looks and smells like..."

Everything's Dead (2017-11-06) poem unrhymed

"...someday I'll put away childish things and accept the death sentence of being a grown up..."

Point of No Return (2017-12-04) poem unrhymed

"...truth will not fail you nor will it take you for a ride..."

Dueling Banjos (2018-01-08) poem unrhymed

"...We're being led astray by a dog that cannot wag its tail and chew gum at the same time..."

Juicy (2018-02-12) poem unrhymed

"...it's a dangerous proposition letting one's guard down..."

Slipping through the redacted cracks (2018-03-05) poem unrhymed

"...like a twelve foot mako shark..."

Stand Your Ground (2018-04-09) poem unrhymed

"...if we don't stand our ground sooner than later we're going to lose more than just our consciences..."

Dementia (2018-04-23) poem unrhymed

"...I can hear the wind howling through her bones..."

I Don't Know How To Grieve (2018-05-28) poem unrhymed

"...Grief and I have never quite seen eye to eye..."

Baby Doll Mask (2018-06-18) poem unrhymed

"...Rusted Midwest soliloques..."

Am I Alive (2018-07-16) poem unrhymed

"...Alice called and wants her looking glass back..."

Transformative (2018-08-13) poem unrhymed

"...until all of the diamonds turn back into coal..."

Modern Day Job (Wasabi Lawyer) (2018-09-03) poem unrhymed

"...not sure I'll ever feel at peace again..."

Getting To Know You (2018-09-24) poem unrhymed

"...Caught sight of you in that third eye waiting room..."

I Am a Phoenix (2018-10-15) poem unrhymed

"...dead before room service or the maid knocks on Heaven's door..."

Trying To Get Home (2018-10-29) poem unrhymed

"...Struggling every day since this songbird has gone radio silent..."

Brilliant Hues (2018-11-05) poem unrhymed

"...You can do your best to pretend the fall of Rome is not upon us..."

start (2018-11-26) poem unrhymed

"...advertised next to survival manifestos for the worried sick man..."

Book Rate (2018-12-17) poem unrhymed

"...inside a box marked insubstantial..."

Some Other Realm (2019-01-07) poem unrhymed

"...spin you a tale that will curl your toes..."

None of Us Are Safe (2019-02-04) poem unrhymed

"...Until we own up to our own culpability we're left exposed..."

end (2019-02-25) poem unrhymed

"...when I come out the other end..."

I Like the Groaners (2019-03-04) poem unrhymed

"...something more substantial than crow and light beer..."

Mailroom (for Kat) (2019-04-15) poem unrhymed

"...full of sugar and spice and everything nice..."

Gaunt (2019-05-13) poem unrhymed

"...musical explorations from coffee grounds and midnight oil..."

Vertigo ONWARD - FORWARD - INFINITE (2019-11-25) poem unrhymed

"...the only person in Cleveland who understood it's about the work and not the celebrity..."

Monarch (2019-12-23) poem unrhymed

"...Unfiltered, undisguised..."

Hey Yo (2020-01-20) poem unrhymed

"...Pick up the sledgehammer and shatter the glass ceiling..."

Twinsburg, Ohio (2020-02-10) poem unrhymed

"...Just something I wanted to share with you..."

Velvet Glove (Count the Dead to Rise) (2020-04-27) poem unrhymed

"...write pretty poems to heal the ugliness inside and outside..."

Mommy (2020-05-04) poem unrhymed

"...In one split second everything changed..."

Dark nights of the soul don't always have to be so dark (2020-06-01) poem unrhymed

"...a journey through the Tarzan and Jane trees..."

Circus People (2020-06-22) poem unrhymed

"...no rose tinted lenses to obscure my view from the cheap seats..."

Blues for Samantha (2020-07-20) poem unrhymed

"...Overwhelmed, Over easy, Over you..."

As is (2020-08-17) poem unrhymed

"...Unpaved like a road in need of immediate repair..."

Birth (2020-12-07) poem unrhymed

"...I knew then nothing would ever be the same..."

Death (2021-01-18) poem unrhymed

"...one person's boundaries are another person's poppy field..."

Jax Muse (2021-03-01) poem unrhymed

"Waiting at the door of my mind for another poem..."

Lilac 2.0 (2021-03-22) poem unrhymed

"...signposts are everywhere..."

Marching Orders (2021-04-26) poem unrhymed

"...living a life outside the norm..."

Radical Individualism (2021-05-24) poem unrhymed

"...the words haunt me..."

Break Free (2021-08-23) poem unrhymed

"...I desire to break free from the chains that bind and hold me back..."

Chrissy (2021-09-06) poem unrhymed

"...one of the nicest human beings I've ever met..."

Unruly Page Turner (2021-10-04) poem unrhymed

"...Don't worry how this turns out..."

Terry Provost (2021-11-01) poem unrhymed

"...the only Cleveland poet who gets what it means to be a word-man...."

Wolfman, Oh Wolfman (2022-03-07) poem unrhymed

"...Resisting change is futile as the sheep slaughter themselves..."

Stoned Moses (2022-04-04) poem

"...There needs to be boundaries and those boundaries must be protected..."

It Counts for Everything (2022-05-02) poem

"...Your loving words count for everything..."

Shelter (2022-06-06) poem

"...A covenant defying logic..."

Holly Goddess II (2022-07-04) poem

"...The blood on our hands is not a metaphor..."

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