Michael Igoe

Michael Igoe, city boy, neurodiverse, Chicago now Boston. Numerous works appear in journals and anthologies (available at amazon.com, lulu.com, barnesandnoble.com). Regular contributor to Spare Change News (Cambridge MA) and feversofthemindpress.com. Instructor at Boston University Center for Psych Rehab.

Twitter: MichaelIgoe5: poetry-in-motion.org

 They Made Their Way                                        

If animals are rabid                                                                                                                                              
by our calculations,                                                                                                                                      
somehow required,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is  restrained action.                                                                                                                               
They remain in  line                                                                                                                                             
with uniform  belief.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lives that pass swiftly                                                                                                                                                                  In a feeling of release:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      locating the cigarettes                                                                                                                                                                       in the half empty pack.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Their polka dot women                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         walked on the parkland.                                                                                                                                                        They turned heads                                                                                                                                              
they needi to see,                                                                                                                                               
the coast is clear.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Virgin Bride                                                                                                 

It's a well known custom                                                                                                                                  
denial of the virgin bride.                                                                                                                                
Brides are aghast and sentient,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   avoiding a section of the skies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She's holding forth                                                                                                                                             
as to reasons why,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             she appears sickly                                                                                                                               
behind the scenes.                                                                                                                                          
In any mumber of gowns                                                                                                                                                                                                    the ones certified surefire.                                                                                                                                                                                In a month they're splattered,                                                                                                                                     
by the strange and crazy rain.                                         

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