My friend and fellow poetry workshop member Steve Deutsch just received a Pushcart Prize nomination for this incredible poem. Congratulations, Steve!
Many thanks to the editors at Word Fountain for nominating my poem, “The Year we all got Cancer,” for a Pushcart Prize. Word Fountain, the Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library (Wilkes-Barre, PA) is available in both print and on-line versions. Here is a link to my poems (including audio).
The Year We All Got Cancer
The April rain so cold
it left blisters of ice
on an earth
as scarred and pockmarked
as a landscape mired in war.
We waited through the freeze and thaw
for some sign from the recalcitrant earth–
anxiety growing with each passing day.
The sun was of little use, …
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