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Editor's Note



Three Poems
by Kennedy Gammage
Approaching the stilness
a silent jet slides
on the invisible light beam
over San Francisco
The music is so loud
it flows through
my tensed body like
electric fire in the sun
In the clear air hot breath
from the molten Bay in sunlight
feels like clairvoyance
of early Spring in December
And yet, in the midst
of a vast excitement
I move toward stillness
Towards quiet and certainty
Because in the silence of
the endless moment
I am alive now
Mr. Min
In the heat of the day
hot smoggy Autumn afternoon
Mr. Min drowses
on the shady carpet
(which smells of dust and spilled beer)
accepts our fifty friendly
greetings with a purr
and stretch
Now, in the middle of the night
our brother crouches
at the bottom of the steps
The street is silent but for
crickets’ chorus and warm wind
yet Mr. Min is awake, expectant
praying to his gods for love or battle
and guarding us, a grey sphinx
Media and Metaphysics
I buy time and space for my clients
builders and developers of residential real estate
We try to reach a significant percentage
of the Universe with effective frequency
though that end often eludes our means
Time and space are cluttered and costly
and though we try to break through
with carefully chosen words and images
in the end our insistent demands for attention
are no different from the competition
At least we work in a high interest category
It’s a big world and you need a place to live

Kennedy Gammage has an English degree from UC. Berkeley. He resides in San Diego, and his personal website is www.travelogorrhea.com. He has been published in DEUS LOCI and The San Diego Poetry Annual.

Copyright 2011, Kennedy Gammage. © This work is protected under the U.S. copyright laws. It may not be reproduced, reprinted, reused, or altered without the expressed written permission of the author.