Monday, November 6, 2017

Roaming Outward

I am reviewing a proof copy of my second book titled "Roaming Outward: a book of small poems."

My first book, Random Stones, led me to believe I might have a second book in me, somewhere.  And, presto, here it is.

Some of the content had been previously published in literary journals and other venues, but most is appearing in print for the first time anywhere in the entire galaxy!

Here is a sneak peek from the pre-publication copy.


His pride was a useless
Souvenir from younger
Days, a cracked
Thing with peeling paint
That sat in his blind
Spot, like a junk 
Plastic pendant on a
Carnival necklace
That had blown around
To dangle between
His shoulder blades
On the bike ride home

(First published in Gyroscope Review, Issue 16-4, October 2016)

~Mick, S.D.G.

This one is only mildly self-indulgent.  Stay tuned for flagrant marketing.