Michael Meyerhofer

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  • Susan Liber (10/20/2008 11:24:00 AM)

    I read your poem 'Into the Deep' in Asimov's magazine that references the Kingston Trio. I would like to be able to show it on the Kingston Crossroad message board for other Trio fans.

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Best Poem of Michael Meyerhofer

Leaving Iowa

Forget the wrestlers with quick-
silver torsos and Spartan shoulders,

the sheen of cornstalks like secrets
wrapped in green evening gowns,

sunsets that forgive our clichés
of spilled oxblood and lavender,

lakes where marijuana grows wild
between farm-towns called Osage

or Sioux City after the lost tribes,
teenagers swimming by moonlight.

Forget the impossible darkness
of freshly plowed soil, the heat

from the blacktop along 218,
fields of turnips and bell peppers

and petunias, each seed pulling
a different memory ...

Read the full of Leaving Iowa

Death, The First Time

I was seven, running across the ice
when I slipped and cracked my skull,

blood bursting like crimson novas
on the sidewalk while I dangled

from the frantic arms of a nun
sprinting towards the principal’s office.