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  Cover Issue 13 THE END OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR

by LOIS READ
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The seas exhale. The crackle

of retreating waves an electric charge

lighting up the sky as

the last pelican on earth

smiles

for a photo, drops the fish

he has stabbed

for his supper.

The hot breath of a tired dog

makes an oven

of the afternoon.

Tanned vacationers on balconies

add ice to their drinks

watch

the hot red sun

sink into the sea,

Some say a comet is coming,

will collide with the earth.

The pelican doesn't care,

continues fishing.

   
   

 

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Lois Read, retired art teacher and painter turned poet, has produced three chapbooks of poems with watercolors and two collections of poetry. She has had poems in The Connecticut River Review and the Poetry of Yoga (vol.2), and won honorable mention in the Maria Faust sonnet contest two years ago. Her poem “Bones” was judged fifteenth out of 4000 entries is the Writers' Digest Poetry contest in 2013. Read lives in Connecticut, except in the winter when she lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She can be reached by email at loisfay@sbcglobal.net.



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