Five Poems

Five Poems

OLDGUY: SUPERHERO’S         COMBAT MOVES War face (blank stare) Denture grapple Joy buzzer handgrip Depend face-swat Slipper ear-slap Stupefying drone about the old days Taser cane Tear gas suppositories (for getaway) Hobble juke Dreadlock toupee bluff Fart flash-bang...
It’s Good To Be King

It’s Good To Be King

             if they call you Richard the Lionhearted,          honcho of the Crusades and hero to Robin Hood;          or The Sun King, Louie, who fought three wars          and made France the toughest gang in Europe;          or maybe even The Magnanimous, like...