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Tuesday



                                                                                        Kenneth   Pobo,   from   the   US,   is
                                                                                        the   author   of   twenty-one
        S K I P   R E V I V E D
                                                                                        chapbooks   and   nine   full-length
                                                                                        collections.      Recent   books
                                                                                        include Bend of Quiet (Blue Light
                                                                                        Press),   Loplop   in   a   Red   City
                                                                                        (Circling  Rivers),  Dindi  Expecting
                                                                                        Snow   (Duck   Lake   Books),
                                                                                        Wingbuds   (cyberwit.net),   and
                                                                                        Uneven     Steven    (Assure
                                                                                        Press).Opening   is   forthcoming
                                                                                        from   Rectos   Y   Versos   Editions.
                                                                                        Human   rights   issues,   especially
                                                                                        as   they   relate   to   the   LGBTQIA+
        K E N N E T H   P O B O                                                         community,   are   also   a   constant
                                                                                        presence in his work.  In  addition
                                                                                        to   poetry,   he   also   writes   fiction
                                                                                        and   essays.      For   the   past   thirty-
                                                                                        plus   years   he   taught   at   Widener
                                                                                        University and retired in 2020







                      I collapse
                      and doctors bring me back
                      in a hospital. Mom asks
                      what did I see?
                      Nothing, I saw nothing—
                      the roof turns
                      weathered shingles to the sun
                      and exhales.
                      I collapse
                      and doctors bring me back
                      in a hospital. Mom asks
                      what did I see?

                      Nothing, I saw nothing—
                      the roof turns
                      weathered shingles to the sun
                      and exhales.
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