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  Cover Issue 15 THE OPTIMIST MOURNS

by JOHN THOMAS ALLEN
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1.

I have heard your whisper and glass rattle of chilled jade.

2.

I have heard your grained applause under the floorboards.

3.

I have eaten these kitsch doll parts you have buried under the cemetery's rune marks. One more!

4.

On my morning walks, I have seen the egg white of your eyes flip...shells breaking on the sea shore...remember?

5.

So here I am, staring upward as always. I see your face in the clouds, the blue and red. You always distracted me from my meetings.



   
   

 

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John Thomas Allen is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Lumiere from NightBallet Press, The Other Guy from CrisisChroniclesPress, as well as surrealist poetry anthology Nouveau's Midnight Sun: Transcriptions From Golgonooza and Beyond. More can be found at his Amazon author page.



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