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  February 2006
volume 4 number 1
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  home   (archived)
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  Elizabeth Addis
  Jack G. Bowman
  Bob Browning
  Dana Campbell
  Michael Ceraolo
  Peggy Dobreer
  Francisco Dominguez
  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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David W. Rushing
February 2006



photo by jerry garcia

    David W. Rushing has been published in 80 journals and was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize.
    Meanwhile, he sits around writing poetry and prose, while waiting to be discovered as the obvious heir apparent to Charles Bukowski. Unfortunately, according to David, there are three million other guys in this town who are doing the same damn thing.




One hundred degrees
and the foothills of Azusa
continue to burn
as the first day of autumn
falls unnoticed
since the seasons fled L.A.
long ago.

And though night
and insomnia
drop down soon like a shroud,
the sky remains orange
as I pause with worn out shoes
and empty pockets to watch
the foothills of Azusa

continue to burn.

copyright 2006 David W. Rushing