Flexible Press is proud to present Bob McNeil’s latest book titled, Compositions on Compassion and Other Emotions. Proceeds from this work, composed of essays, poems, short stories, and illustrations, will go to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
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Kim Porter, Police Officer It was just a routine checkYou were only going to searchhis car, you saw his expired license tagsand a tree air freshenerhanging in the rear windowit would just be routine:your 26 years of experiencenever failed youthen a warrant check discoveredhe had a warrant, a weaponspossession charge; he figuredhe could outrun the […]
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Distinctly Extinct Dodos diedbecause they didn’t fleefrom hunters.No differently,Covid-19 aimsat us all effectivelyas a semi-automatic rifle.Understanding the evil of this rival,fight the hunterbefore history misrememberswhy some humans didn’t flee. ~ Crepitus The always relaxedand odiferousGod Crepituspurges on his throne.Racist Rap and Rock tunesas unpleasant as toxic fumesplay throughout his home.Thanks to his phonefrom Verizon,the Roman […]
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Continental Breakfast La Quinta Jackson, Mississippi There’s a sadness in heart-shaped waffles, in the cool flickering logs, in the tower of Styrofoam tended to by a brown person. There’s petroleum in the apparel, haircuts and politics of the others. There’s blunt force trauma in the space-age gravy, in the Fruit Loops from a wheel, in […]
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1 Rosa Parks on bus unmoving, an ice sculpture protest with the rain 2 She did not give up started a revolution they did not give up 3 she was not the first first was too dark, too pregnant teen Claudette Colvin 4 (bonus haiku) seams of revolution camel through the eyes unravels status quo […]
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AFTER JACOB BLAKE After the medical aid After the helicopter After immediately to Milwaukee After lengthening up through the crown After gravel shaped like twilight After tailwinds through the reeds After the pelvic floor After a mother tells her daughter, never say the Lord’s name in vain After, who’s name then am I supposed to […]
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After Ahmaud Arbery 3.23.20 His arrival here cut one background from another. Five hands sprung from each of his wrists. I wipe the ashes off the armoire. I light a new stick of incense Morning Star Mellow Pine. He sits on my sofa deliberately. The muscle spasm in his leg ribbons the room. From the […]
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