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Mike Alexander resides in Houston, Texas. His work has recently appeared in River Styx, Raintown Review, Other Poetry, Measure, and Alabama Literary Review among others. Modern Metrics released a chapbook of his long poem, We Internet in Different Voices, which is available through EXOT books. Seven Towers Ltd. (Dublin) will be publishing his first full-length collection in 2012. He moderates an on-line sonnet workshop at thesonnetboard.yuku.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim refuses to preside
over the disappointing trend,
but the visiting hours never end.
Break on through to the other side ...

The Divine Sarah, bedridden,
performs under strict quarantine,
her uninterrupted deathscene.
The curtain falls, all else is hidden.

Despite the lipstick platitude
Oscar allows, the lilies & letters,
this stratagem for eluding debtors
does nothing to improve his mood.

With no one near enough to hear,
Molière rehearses his complaints
while rusted cast iron restraints
hold back the sympathetic ear.

Even Heloise & Abelard,
Passion’s eternal dignitaries,
paralyzed in reliquaries,
say nothing. Marble lips are hard.

 

 

©2010 Mike Alexander

 

 

 

 

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