Springs a Fresh 2River

Out of the first Monday of spring flows a fresh 2River, with poems by Mark DeFoe, Michelle Acker, Karla Huston, Lois P. Jones, Kevin Kinsella, Laurie MacDiarmid, Robert Manaster, Darren Morris, Jack Powers, Juanita Rey, Ron Riekki; and art by James Deeb.

Smoking Monkey
Smoking Monkey by James Deeb

2River Nearing End of Countdown to Spring 2RV

The Errant Parade

It’s almost the first weekend of spring and thus time is nearing for a fresh issue of The 2River View. Meanwhile, like an early flower, here’s a teaser by

Mark DeFoe

Won’t You Please Help Tiffany the Tiny Pom-Pom Girl and Little Kevin the Quarterback with Their Expensive Operations

From snapshots taped to a collection jar
they smile.  We leave our quarter’s worth of hope
where we buy beer and smokes and gas the car.

On the way to our local friendly bar
their eyes, guileless and devouring, grope
at us from the altar of their Mason jar.

Sunday we barbequed, almost broke par.
Monday—there they are—those desperate folk
who crave our loose change when we gas the car—

Quick trip or Get ‘n Go—can’t let small things mar
our laughs, our profits, our plans—make us choke
on the guilt that seeps from a half-full jar.

Salesperson, plumber, trucker, software star—
no time for sorrow in a dusty jar.

Forget the Snow! Spring Soon!

Coming just around the corner to 2River is the 19.3 (Spring 2015) issue of The 2River View, with new poems by Michelle Acker, Mark Defoe, Karla Huston, Lois Jones, Kevin Kinsella, Laurie MacDiarmid, Robert Monaster, Darren Morris, Jack Powers, Juanita Rey, and Ron Riekki; and art by James Deeb.

the_recurring_end
The Recurring End by James Deeb