Lorraine Haig & Ron C. Moss – Australia (PJ32)

Juggler’s Eyes

merry-go-round
running to her favourite
white horse

the boiler erupts
with a toot of steam

first date
losing his wallet
in the tunnel of love

lit firesticks
the juggler’s eyes
flickering

the beer tent
full of dads

a circus strong-man
holds his phone up
to get some signal


Lorraine Haig, Australia
Ron C. Moss, Australia

Tanya McDonald & Lew Watts & Charles Trumbull – USA (PJ32)

Ananga Rengay

red fountain pen —
she corrects a typo
in the Kama Sutra

 blotting his copy book . . .
 tantric snores

still pink and swollen,
the spot where they removed his
“Lolita” tattoo

torn IV drip
grandma’s arm
fifty shades of gray

 tucked into his casket
 a vintage Playboy

so all the night-tide
I lie by her side,
her tomb by the sounding sea


Tanya McDonald, USA
Lew Watts, Chicago, USA
Charles Trumbull, USA

Lew Watts & Charles Trumbull – USA (PJ30)

‘Round Midnight

Valentine’s night
a lusty growl
from her CPAP

with Certainty not tonight . . .
almost Always it Depends

pampered
a fresh roll
in the spare room loo

from under the bed
in the old box of Playboys
dust bunnies

ebony netsuke
rubbing myself to sleep

rubberized mattress —
remembering a dream
about rowing

Lew Watts, Chicago, IL
Charles Trumbull, Santa Fe, NM


Near Miss

college reunion:
the loon pants & butt crack
I almost married

her new trophy husband
belly bigger than mine*

next urinal
the guy who got the girls
hands free

25 years later . . .
her daughter now the woman
I took to the prom

sure, have the last dance —
open carry

see the girl
her dress all red:
Carrie

Lew Watts, Chicago, IL
Charles Trumbull, Santa Fe, NM

*gassho to Roberta Beary