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Jay Carson: Railroad Bill

I have always lived within the sound
of the Pennsylvania Railroad
which moans, then sings, and rides me at night
to the sound of my father’s voice

June 20, 2021 · 4 Comments

Jay Carson: Michael

On his route with a load of papers on his head,
he wasn’t tough enough to scare Michael
who socked him so hard papers flew
like peace doves all over Fifth Avenue.

June 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

Jay Carson: Luminary

Just in case you think I got screwed up only recently, let me tell you about the fire: My wife in those days was a candle maker as well as … Continue reading

January 1, 2019 · 2 Comments

Jay Carson: Baroque

I remember the hollow cross above my mother’s bed And the day it opened to me accidentally. Me, playing, although perhaps always snooping. The back slid off like a caster … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

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