Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fair To Middling By Tony Pena

Woke up on the right
side of bed but shit
never quite lived up to
the great expectations
of cavalier cock crowing
as Dickensian days
rubbed shine off sun
with rags greasy
from the black
blood of factories.
Even the dark
chocolate of night
lost her taste for dreams
of romance and mystery
to brain washing
rituals and routines
leaving a hangdog
moon in her wake.

About Tony Pena: 
Tony Pena was selected as 2017-2018 Poet Laureate for the city of Beacon, New York.  
A new volume of poetry and flash fiction, "Blood and Beats and Rock n Roll," is available now at Amazon.  
His publication credits include   "Dogzplot,"   "Gutter Eloquence," “Hudson Valley Transmitter,” “Misfit Magazine,” "Red Fez," “Rye Whiskey Review,”  "Slipstream,"  "Underground Voices," "Zygote in my Coffee,"  and others as well as a self published chapbook, "Opening night in Gehenna."
Colorful compositions and caterwauling with a couple of chords can be seen at:

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