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Beginning March 20th, 2016 Poetry Breakfast will once again serve a little poetic nourishment every morning. Start your day with our new expanded menu. Poems, of course, are our specialty. But we will also be serving a fuller menu that includes poetry related creative non-fiction such as letters to and from poets, essays on poetry, and anything else that might feed a poet and poetry lover’s soul.

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Robert Beveridge

You Sleep the Sleep of the Scorched Cockroach – A Poem by Robert Beveridge

You Sleep the Sleep of the Scorched Cockroach

Crushed. Crushed behind the incinerator
with a forgotten Frito’s bag and a pound
and a half of charred cardboard.
If only there were a way to free
your withered, wasted left arm,
rendered useless by a mango Jell-O
accident some months ago. Even the rats
have taken pity on you, leave gravlax
and sour cream just within your reach.
You lie and wait until the next time
the building handyman arrives with burnables.

 

About the Poet:
Robert Beveridge spends far too much time writing poetry (recently: Guide to Kulchur, The Starving Artist, Rat’s Ass Review, Forthcoming: Sonic Boom) and making noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) when he should probably be attempting to make money. He finds coffee insufferable, prefers cricket to baseball, and spends as much time as possible in the company of his fellow dissolute wastrels. He lives just outside Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

 

Photo by P Stiegele.

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Shadowgrams – A Poem by Robert Beveridge

Shadowgrams

I see your shadow
burned into the wall
of the building across the street
which is being sandblasted
no amount of erosion
erases your form
from this monument
it is as if you were carved there
by your feet
sits a little shape
it could be a puppy
or it could be the head of your lover

 

About the Poet:
Robert Beveridge spends far too much time writing poetry (recently: Guide to Kulchur, The Starving Artist, Rat’s Ass Review, Forthcoming: Sonic Boom) and making noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) when he should probably be attempting to make money. He finds coffee insufferable, prefers cricket to baseball, and spends as much time as possible in the company of his fellow dissolute wastrels. He lives just outside Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

 

Photo by Katrin Baustmann.

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