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Poems by Peter Dabbene


Fumbling excuses
Steel eyes behind plastic frames
Of course we all knew

Thinking of Krypton
He asks us what it feels like
To be truly home

A girl clips photos
Thinking how hopeless a world
If he wasn’t real?


Upside down living
Stalking the dark night, fearless
Wearing masks by day

Memories grow dim;
I do not seem to age, and
Evil will not die

A little boy fell
Into a deep cave—saved but
Only bats came out


The goddess has found
Dalliances with mortals
Are poor distraction

Her mission, charged an
Angel cast from Paradise,
Pleads “Cleanse sin from man”

Seated inside her
Invisible jet, she reigns
From a throne of clouds


Peter Dabbene’s poetry has been published in many online and print literary journals, and collected in the book Optimism. His stories can be found online at www.defenestrationmag.netwww.mcsweeneys.net,www.piginpoke.comwww.wordriot.org, and elsewhere, and his comic book work can be seen in the graphic novel Ark and the magazine Futurequake. He has published two story collections, Prime Movements andGlossolalia, and a novel, Mister Dreyfus’ Demons. His latest book is the humor collection Spamming the Spammers (with Dieter P. Bieny). He writes a monthly column for the Hamilton Post (viewable atwww.mercerspace.com/blog/pdabbene) and reviews for BlueInk Review and Foreword Reviews His plays have been performed in New Jersey and Philadelphia venues. His website is www.peterdabbene.com.


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