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Continuing National Poetry Month with Natalie Geiger

Natalie will have her work in the Second Anniversary issue.  Here is one of her poems:

Climbing the Coaster

I walk up dwarf-steps,

mud-specked Nikes curling

over the edges of the platform

above these trees.

Cruel spikes cling to the soles,

in case of danger:


into the Red Queen’s garden below.

Human touch foreign,

chips of cobalt blue from the metal

railing chafe my hand.

Onto a ramp, feet shake

me towards the steel caterpillar.

Captives fidget and stare on the track

in double rows like school children.

Sun reflects off

the sleeping caterpillar, gas waves

distort summer.

Rider’s hair steams from sweaty glances.

Over the railing is the wonderland,

green and metal. Sugar orbs

of baby pink and blue cotton candy

float beside tiny heads.

Vicious growls pass the platform,

metal below my feet rattles and hesitates.

A cat coaster disappears in a grin shape,

whisping down into the creek.

Caterpillar’s blue trail snakes

into a small horizon created

by trees crisped from August heat .

Screams from miniscule peop…

aaduna's SECOND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE: The Poets - Shana Haydock!

April is National Poetry Month. 

The best way for aaduna to celebrate this recognition is to kick off the promotion of our Second Anniversary 2013 Issue with 'short takes' from the poets that will be featured in that issue scheduled for launch at the end of this month. 

Here's a poem from Shana Bulhan Haydock:

here and there

the day we eat pitiful sambhar & idli
in downtown Northampton i decide
i must learn to romance dim yellow.

“i miss you even more much”

even now these clothes thwart--
at some point the novelty wears off and
i am foreign, foreign again.

i will try to write smaller & smaller
& stay here for the odd clothes,
the books, the fabric, the shoes,
the knick-knacks, the kitsch,
the expensive coffee shops,
the delicious desserts i can't afford
which the doctor tells me not to eat
(but never as good as gulab jamuns)
& the better hearing aid care. That.

there is perhaps resignation
"i come back to india where i belong"
but perhaps also joy

is it eas…