Buds

By Eric Greinke

Originally published in Presa

 

BAG OF WIND
Our hero returns.

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CHARACTER
She floats away to set the table.

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200 ACRES
The jukebox played ‘Strangers In The Night.’

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THE CONSPIRACY
Some brothers took him home.

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LIES
We both knew what really happened.

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WILDERNESS HOUSE
Located in the suburbs.

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INSECURE MOMENTS
The clues were always there.

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ICE AGE
Cosmic guinea pigs fade away.

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COPS
No personal information is required.

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THE RED ROOM
No one knew how much they’d eaten.

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ALIEN PEN PAL
Later, they found the gun in a hole.

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STOLEN PROPERTY
The box was finally empty.

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THE CURSE
Everyone thought the butler was guilty.

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TRAFFIC CONTROL
Parking in the city was too expensive.

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REVENGE OF THE ZIPPER
She had an incomparable quality.

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SANDALS
He left his keys on the ocean floor.

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DYNAMITE
Percussion was uttered.

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WILD ROSES
The scrutiny was devastating.

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AMERICAN TRAGEDY
“All bras are not created equal.”

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ETERNITY
Side effects were generally mild.

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STRAWBERRIES
Better red than dead.

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Eric Greinke has two new Presa Press books scheduled for 2016, Poets In Review (a collection of forty-six reviews written from 1972 to the present) and Zen Duende – Collaborative Poems with Glenna Luschei. Recent work has appeared in the Aurorean, Delaware Poetry Review, Forge, Gargoyle, Home Planet News, Ibbetson Street, Main St. Rag, Poem, The Pedestal, So It Goes, Solo Novo and as a fine art broadside by Adastra Press. His poetry has found a large international audience.   www.ericgreinke.com


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