by Paul Handley
a carnivore I am repelled by cannibalism
tradition is telling horrific stories
events such as our pharmacist grandpa
a couple of beers
one must admit they have been drinking,
I leaven the conversation
I have to paint or watch
water and chlorophyll have merged.
summer home is an estate of
is wrung from winter from
value is what one must do to
need to add jelly to pears and lamb.
believed in the power of the healing heart
is the most precious thing to me,”
day is special”.
want to be happy all the time.”
a slippery slope
is the most precious thing to me.”
cornerstone of a good relationship
Paul Handley spent a career as a student and a student of odd jobs. He has an MA, an MPA, and is ABD. He has driven a cab and sold meat door-to-door. He has poems included or forthcoming in a full length collection 5-Tool Poet (Punkin House Press), on-line chapbook, Life Is for Us to Keep (Silkworms Ink), publications such as Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Pemmican, and others.