Michael Pruchnicki


Michael Pruchnicki Poems

361. Persona And Me 6/21/2009
362. Why All The Fuss? He Said 6/21/2009
363. Where's Malvolio Today? 6/22/2009
364. Then We Dwelt On Sycamore 6/22/2009
365. Pity The Predator 6/23/2009
366. A Day In Dong Tam 6/24/2009
367. Starving Artist 6/24/2009
368. Soldiers Dust 6/24/2009
369. We Ain'T All That 6/24/2009
370. Concrete Images 6/24/2009
371. Concrete Street 6/24/2009
372. The Greatest Hoax To Come Down The Pike 6/28/2009
373. The Clock Fell Today 6/29/2009
374. Romping In Green Fields 6/30/2009
375. Submit A New Poem 7/5/2009
376. Scarlet Afternoon 8/2/2009
377. Morning Off Okinawa 8/2/2009
378. Brevity Is All 8/3/2009
379. Wayfarer In Denim 8/3/2009
380. Color Wheel Right Brain 8/4/2009
381. Autumn In The Offing 8/7/2009
382. Tableau In Verse 8/22/2009
383. Coffee Break 9/9/2009
384. Demon's Path 9/25/2009
385. We Walked In Ignorance 11/2/2009
386. Fragile As A Twee 12/9/2009
387. Double Nine Meditation 12/22/2009
388. Meditation 12/22/2009
389. Ninth Lunar Month 12/22/2009
390. Yomitan 12/22/2009
391. Ryukyu Meditation 12/23/2009
392. First Wednesday In Clarion 12/23/2009
393. Floy Floy 12/24/2009
394. Once Upon A Time 1/23/2010
395. A Trumpet Call 1/25/2010
396. Down Falls The Tyrant 1/25/2010
397. And Let Sweet Birds Sing 1/26/2010
398. Panning For Gold On The Fortymile 1/26/2010
399. A Place Called Chicken 1/26/2010
400. Crossing The Naktong 1/27/2010

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    Mike,
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Best Poem of Michael Pruchnicki

38th Parallel

Once I lived in a village not far
from the thirty-eighth parallel
near Kaesong, in fact

The snow that February fell for days
blowing horizontally to the ground
hills and paddy fields filling with drifts

We lived, ten of us, in a hut
that smelled of kimchee and garlic
we huddled together on the warm floor

The sergeant in charge was from Chicago
a big-mouthed Irish guy from the South Side
he talked constantly about his gang back home

The North Koreans who ran the prison camp
grew to dislike the sergeant and our guys
we ate less and worked...

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Closet Drama

In a back bedroom upstairs stands an antique armoire-
a four by eight foot clothespress of Spanish dark maple-
ornate cornice and frieze overhanging double doors,
brass hinges and doorknobs gone verdigris,
carved diamond shapes inset in each door panel-
a facade behind which odds and ends hang and lay
in skewed disarray like discarded costumes,
soiled and stained with sweat and greasepaint.

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