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Alan Toltzis is the author of two collections of poetry, 49 Aspects of Human Emotion and The Last Commandment. To find out more or to order his books go to AlanToltzis.com
Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint poems that first appeared in print and online publications Coldnoon “Agave”“Ping Me”“Highway Exit with Fields” Hedgerow“Moon Bounce” Hummingbird“The Prevailing Westerlies” IthacaLit“Unspoken” One S...
1. Observations in a Time of Intimacy Even beside you, feeling your breath warm my hand, I long for you. Morning thickens. Cicada chatters ceaselessly but cannot hear himself. 2. The Dry Spell Whatever moisture is still in these hills gathers and rolls to...
1. Unspoken As night spilled into the sky and spread,I was content to watch you fall asleep.There’s always so much left unsaid.Too many times, too many words ledto eyes weeping out hurt miles deep,as night spilled into the sky and spread.So I learned wher...
1. The Gaining of Wisdom Stuffing one last bit of moist green leaf into his bulging maw,caterpillar felt something new— he was full. His fearsome, snake-eyed skinstretched and split,as he spit a filament-wide hammock that solidified in midair.More goo but...
1. Star and Candle 1.Passed by the final rayof a burnt-out star, we become afterlight. 2.Beside a waxy puddle we are crumbled ash, offering a curl of smoke. 3. Sanctity and sacrificeteach us to persist. 2. The Economics of Time and Need I wanted love that...
1. Give and Receive Earth emits its own warmth—microbial and musky. A dark rift erodesin the snow’s underside. Water trickles into soilthat gives of itself. 2. Lilac Leaves A thousand small green spades, poise to dig up memory. If I succumb, what would I ...
1. Ping Me for Shoshi Now we can calculate preciselyhow lost we are: 30 satellites triangulate the globein 2-meter segments. Bluetooth beacons track us in aisle 11. Alerts, in silver and amber, beckonthe dispossessed and disoriented. 600 million computers...
1. The Wallet for Adam As you drove, the inventory and implicationsspun out. Bank card. VISA card. Discover card. Master card. Library card. Insurance card. Gym card.Social security card. Voter card. Draft card. Business card. Gas receipt. Laundry ticket....
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