12 Short Poems

Michael Gottlieb


the majesty of its impunity gone to one's reward proper deference to the juniors a greatly misunderstood character, she trod the same sidewalks as us, living not a block away a profound one-off avarice, breathtakingly vain, like some sort of botanical note from a clime hitherto unknown sufficient traction to announce the next round of disappointment would hope to see remaining upon the field, after all the hopes which had been assembled blind items, an uneven pavement, an amateur extraction, a hardy, a sole legatee, what peeps from under the lid, blunted, the welcome confines, honored in the breach, a carefully honed grievance inter alia marred         next