Previous Feature: Doug Draime

Doug Draime is a three-time PEN grant recipient. The author of several chapbooks published by Kendra Steiner Editions, his full-length collection, More than the Alley (2012), is available via Interior Noise Press. Widely published in the small press, a recommended selection of his verse can be found online at the outlaw poetry network, and also at Zygote in my Coffee.

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Regret

A jagged strip of sunlight
finer than a silk thread,

unexpected
on a cold, dark day.

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Lifting Her T-Shirt  

Baring one breast
with her
T-shirt pulled up,

her right nipple
dark brown and
erect.

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Untitled

She weeps for
the moon disappearing behind a
dark cloud like
a coin going into a
baggy pants pocket.

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Dusk With Carol

Her eyes,
slits of

darkened
sunlight

through

bamboo
shades

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Dream

As we sing the dirge of

sorrow and doom, from

our deep sleep of

darkness, even the

illusionary spirit of

gravity mocks us

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Editor’s Note: All five of the pieces above first appeared at the boutique’s sister-site, Midnight Lane Gallery, as a part of The Midnight on the Stroll Poetry Contest. Doug received 2nd place in the contest.

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