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  February 2006
volume 4 number 1
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  Peggy Dobreer
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  Lisa Helene Donovan
  Dale Duke
  Michael Estabrook
  Daniel Gallik
  Daniel garcia-Black
  Kenneth Gurney
  Roger Humes
  Amber Jacob
  Marianne LaValle-Vincent
  Marie Lecrivain
  Gary Lehmann
  Dave Nordling
  Aire Celeste Norell
  Gina MarySol Ruiz
  David W. Rushing
  Dahn Shaulis
  Durlabh Singh
  Kari Thune
  Amy Upham
  Tyler Joseph Wiseman
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Kenneth Gurney
February 2006



    Kenneth P. Gurney is the crazy gypsy, Euro-mutt who produces Origami Condom and purchases surreal-estate with his leftover pocket change at the end of the day. His poems show up in a wide range of publications on the web and in print. His temporal existence is now in Albuquerque, NM.



Wells & 22nd

The raggedy man,
two days ago
released from the psych ward,
does not speak,
but sings like a bird in spring.

Delphi leans into me,
whispers in my ear,
"I’d sing, too, if I remembered how.
So would all the shrinking people
on this sidewalk."

The raggedy man
never meets our eyes,
his gaze set by
Horace Greeley—
he smells the ripening
melons in Rocky Ford.

His feet migrate toward
the thin line one never meets.

copyright 2005 Kenneth Gurney