Seasonal Difference by John Dowell

Spring follows/the moon’s crystal night./Crocus crawl/from the cold blue dark/like a child’s yellow baubles.…

Voices at Night by John Dowell

Why do you stay?/I stay for morning/breaking over the waters/like the surprise of love/in her eyes…

Oceans of Trees by John Dowell

I have everything I need. I have a cold steel toilet for my bare ass to sit on. I have a little push-button sink that…

Advice from a lifer by John Dowell

Been down eighteen years. Now, even my dreams are of prison, he said with a laugh. Better cut ties, kid. Forget about that girl.…

Thinking of Rain Shadow Review by John Dowell

I wrote this for you because you / accept the unacceptable / whose tales are beautiful as any…

Royalty by John Dowell

Aristocratic oaks and hickories / move their limbs languorously / choosing on whom to bestow lemon light / or shade, like bishops / disseminating…

Snow is Black When by John Dowell

It sleeps / under the sun-blinded stare / of an old cedar …

Prison Time by John Dowell

I stand at the window / for hours / hoping something out of the ordinary / will happen …

The Key by John Dowell

There is / nothing / like the sound…

Blackbird by John Dowell

Outside my cell window / bleached umber sand / shines …
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