Michael Pruchnicki

Michael Pruchnicki Poems

361. Feel Lucky, Punk? Well, Do Ya? 6/20/2009
362. Persona And Me 6/21/2009
363. Why All The Fuss? He Said 6/21/2009
364. Where's Malvolio Today? 6/22/2009
365. Then We Dwelt On Sycamore 6/22/2009
366. Pity The Predator 6/23/2009
367. A Day In Dong Tam 6/24/2009
368. Starving Artist 6/24/2009
369. Soldiers Dust 6/24/2009
370. We Ain'T All That 6/24/2009
371. Concrete Images 6/24/2009
372. Concrete Street 6/24/2009
373. The Greatest Hoax To Come Down The Pike 6/28/2009
374. The Clock Fell Today 6/29/2009
375. Romping In Green Fields 6/30/2009
376. Submit A New Poem 7/5/2009
377. Scarlet Afternoon 8/2/2009
378. Morning Off Okinawa 8/2/2009
379. Brevity Is All 8/3/2009
380. Wayfarer In Denim 8/3/2009
381. Color Wheel Right Brain 8/4/2009
382. Autumn In The Offing 8/7/2009
383. Tableau In Verse 8/22/2009
384. Coffee Break 9/9/2009
385. Demon's Path 9/25/2009
386. We Walked In Ignorance 11/2/2009
387. Fragile As A Twee 12/9/2009
388. Double Nine Meditation 12/22/2009
389. Meditation 12/22/2009
390. Ninth Lunar Month 12/22/2009
391. Yomitan 12/22/2009
392. Ryukyu Meditation 12/23/2009
393. First Wednesday In Clarion 12/23/2009
394. Floy Floy 12/24/2009
395. Once Upon A Time 1/23/2010
396. A Trumpet Call 1/25/2010
397. Down Falls The Tyrant 1/25/2010
398. And Let Sweet Birds Sing 1/26/2010
399. Panning For Gold On The Fortymile 1/26/2010
400. A Place Called Chicken 1/26/2010

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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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