Don't forget to submit something for the William E. Mayer Prize for Literary and Artistic Excellence for February. The inspiration phrase is: "She/He Wrote Me a Letter" You can submit anything -- essay, poem, short story, song, photo, painting, etc. The only requirement is that it be less than 1000 words exclusive of the title. Submit your work directly to me. It will be blind judged by a committee.
Twice bitten, but not shy
By Nancy Yockey Bonar
Author’s note: This is about one local radio talk show host. It’s not a glittering generality for all radio hosts/commentators.
Knock me over with a feather! As a lightweight history buff, I’m admitting: I hadn’t been fully aware of more than the first stanza of The National Anthem/The Star-Spangled Banner.
Palm to palm, Harpo and Lucy –
Twin clowns in squashed hats and pre-ColumboLondonFogs –
Stare in muted amazement at the living mirrors they have become.
Synchronized suspicion glides through four sun-spotted eyes
Like a pearl drifting in honey,
Then evolves into the delicate delight of Narcissistic recognition.
They wind themselves into tight springs,
Watching each other with enamored intensity,