Street Art by BK Foxx ↔ Poetry by  ROBERT  NAZARENE


If it weren’t

for re-jection

I wouldn’t have

no jection

at all.

Except for maybe

in-.  I could

always find

the needle

in any haystack.

radio raheemsmSerpentine

A deadly rattler succumbs to a speeding

car.  Its driver divines courage from an empty


twelve-pack tossed rapid-fire into the ditch

at a velocity of 85, an elevation of 3 feet.


His calling card is date rape     rape     rape

His victim asked for it, led him on, loved every


minute…(you know all the coiled excuses.) One

day, then the next silts in.  Then, a snake succumbs


to a passing car.  Anger has its edge, its limit—

and what is lovelier than a woman’s smile?


Answer:  a two-legged serpent, writhing in the street

from a deadly belly-shot.  No,


not the quickest of deaths—slow—

but so excruciatingly, satisfyingly so.


ROBERT NAZARENE founded MARGIE/The American Journal of Poetry and IntuiT House Poetry Series where he was the recipient of a publishers’ National Book Critics Circle award in poetry.  His first book of poems is “CHURCH” (2006).  A second volume, “Bird in the Street” is new in 2016.  His poetry has appeared in AGNI, Callaloo,

The Iowa Review, Journal of The American Medical Association, The Oxford American,

Ploughshares, Salmagundi and elsewhere.  He was educated at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

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