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Poem: “Wait”

Poem: “Wait”

    Wait By Patrick T. Reardon   I wait for the stone to pass, for the heel to heal, for the tick to tock. I wait out the clock.   Unnoticed, the grubs and snits, the moist soil where the bell tulip rots.   I wait for the...

Poem: “City hymn”

Poem: “City hymn”

City hymn By Patrick T. Reardon Hymn the sewer line. Hymn the rhythm. Hymn mown grass, dawn-sun broken glass, ash tray brass, my scar, the rusted-nail fall. Hymn the sink hole. Hymn girder. Hymn cinder alley, maggot alley, the basketball-rimmed...

Poem: Brick wall scripture

Poem: Brick wall scripture

Brick wall scripture By Patrick T. Reardon Read the brick wall scripture. Fingertip the prophecy braille. Shakespeare wrote a Bible of plays. Macbeth’s sin (3 Samuel). Lear’s rage against the pain (Job). Iago, more evil than Judas.   Will...