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Volume I, Number 1 (Summer 2006)
ISSN 1934-4324

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John Wm. Richardson

John Wm. Richardson was born in California in 1955, and would have departed shortly thereafter, but could not find the car keys. He currently works as a computer instructor. He spends his free time humoring and spoiling his wife where they reside in Northern Maine.

Primal Whimper

Primal Whimper


People of Iron long turned to rust

Searching for a past that never was

The accusers and the accused

For what the world has become

Boomers who shot their collective wad

On some middle of the road gambit

The Great American Dream gone wet

Inheritance of the Xers

Who rattle their bones

And keen for the future

Placard carrying ‘sayers of doom

Droning insects and machinery

Background noise to be ignored

When the women go on retreat

And men beat drums

Both call it gender bonding

When it is no more than

A fresh coat of civilization paint

On old fashioned tribalism

Nonetheless renewed

And imbued with the word of the day

They return to face the enemy

Who is such an elusive foe

Staring out from the other side of the mirror

No one seems to realize or care

Yet so many waken trembling

Late at night

When the soul whispers

"You are dying for the want of Life."




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