Two poems, "One Take on Race Consciousness" and "Sucking It Up" by Eric Hart Samuelson, on day two of the federal government shutdown. Maybe it's time for some inner reflection in order to mitigate the illusion of duality being projected by our politicians stuck in the mire of a power struggle.
Here are three poems, "Almost Time," "It's Tomorrow," and "Not So Distant Memory" from my upcoming first book of poems to be self-published in 2014. I write free verse most of the time, but there are a few forms I seem to gravitate to every now and again, one being the pantoum. The second of these poems, "It's Tomorrow," is a pantoum.