Among the Forgetters #93


The yoga students continue to rotate
their bodies.

The morning breeze continues
its search for the burial site
of Louis Jordan.

A man walks into his dentist’s office
to pick up some retired probes

and scalers for his daughter’s
jewelry making class.

Walls are curious things,

as are creatures who can scale them.
One of the yoga students
stops for a chai tea

on the way back to her studio

where her belongings fit
into a small wooden dresser

and a smaller wooden

If she could,
she would recycle the alphabet
into three or four

meaningful nods of the head.


Chronic Town #19


Stroke and design.
Love and take a lover.

I think that I should.
Own the lucky rabbit foot.

And own up to the cruelty.
That loosens any creature’s limb.

A twist of lime.
Withheld is not enough.

To correct this drink’s.
Unbalanced PH.

What might the lightning teach.
Brando about a lucky strike?


Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters.