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- May 2017 -
Our Grand One Hundredth Issue
Editor's Intro: Red Fez #100: We Did It!

by Pat Simonelli

- Poetry -



a wicker chairfollow the rippled curve of the back | yellow brown beige off-peach | sunlight white ...
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ALHAMBRAThey are colorfully clothed, | sparkling in logical joy: | algorithms of delight, | ...
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Beyond Echo StoneRain sound on every leaf the axes spared, | rain sound magnify my heart, | the echo stone ...
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BreakthroughIn my work, my gloves wear through, | revealing skin, knuckles, fingernails | worn tough ...
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City GirlYou are SO a city girl | Carrying a plastic bag for your dog | yells ...
   - Previously published in Casa de Cinco Hermanas, 2015 -
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Degrees Of Happythe NP asked | how I was feeling | with the new med |   | much better | I ...
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epilogue for saraas what's left | of her short life | is being washed away | by a stream of ...
   - “Eastward and westward storms are breaking,--great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I will not believe them inevitable.” ― W.E.B. Du Bois, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois -
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Filled With SoundFilled with sound | my eyes saw | the sea as | a drum.  Sound | rocked the ...
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I Hold Doors For Other WomenBecause men pass legislation | slicing up our bodies | like so much available meat | ...
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Landscapesmountains blue with distance | an EKG of the world-heart | accepting our disbelief ...
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Mission StatementEveryday find a pattern in living | to create a pattern everyday | to be creating one day ...
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OldOld |   | And the little neighborhoods we | Used to live in; children playing ...
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Poor Little ThingThere is a dead bird in my backyard | And a shovel borrowed from another woman | months ...
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SlowDeath. Yes. This is the sound of it.      | Through my stale window, I hear, distant ...
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Syndicated Immortalswhen Lucy & Ricky | and Fred & Ethel all  | croaked, their ghosts  | still haunted ...
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Syndicated Immortalswhen Lucy & Ricky | and Fred & Ethel all | croaked, their ghosts | still haunted me ...
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THE RIVER STILL FLOWSIt’s time to part ways. | My home again becomes | an alien place for me. | I see ...
   - (After TU FU) -
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The River Still FlowsIt’s time to part ways. | My home again becomes  | an alien place for me. | I see ...
   - (After Tu Fu) -
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THERE IS ONLY ONE SEASONIt’s peaceful to rest in our garden. | To sit among lilies, | hollyhocks and ...
   - (After LI PO) -
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There Were Windy Streetsand cold suns on my skin, | his wounds still shiver inside me, | and days that came from ...
   - for the children murdered with chemical weapons in Syria -
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Three April Brides In Central Park1. | Ten feet out into the pond, | teetering on a boulder. | We wonder | if her ...
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Winter LoveLove can be cold enough, without Nature’s | help and the ferns of frost that Winter ...
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