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J. R. Solonche

Summer Is Nearly Done

Summer is nearly done,
fall almost begun,
which I know
because I hear the birds
talking among themselves,
and the insects whisper,
with shriller wings,
their warnings.

J.R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s and is the is author of seven books of poetry.

J. R. Solonche

On a Bee

The best poem
ever written
on a bee
is by Emily Dickinson,
so why are you
wasting your time
reading this one?

J. R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s and is the author of six books of poetry.

J. R. Solonche

5 O’Clock, 5 Bourbons, 5 Women

It doesn’t mean
a damn thing,

but it is a great
title isn’t it?

J. R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s and is author of six poetry collections.

J. R. Solonche

One Word

One word leads
to another,

and perhaps someday
I’ll find out which.

J. R. Solonche, who has been publishing since the early 70s, is author of six books of poetry, coauthor of one, and author of one chapbook,

J. R. Solonche

When I Found Myself

When I found myself,
on this bright sunny May morning,
driving behind a shiny black hearse,
looking at the bright blue sky
and the bright white clouds
reflected in the polished glass
of the rear window, I reflected
on my own death because
I could not think of a way not to.

J. R. Solonche, who has been publishing since the early 70s, is author of six books of poetry, coauthor of one, and author of one chapbook,

J.R. Solonche

Question for Yahweh

If, as is said,
you are omnipotent,

and since, as is said,
omnipotence means

all things are possible,
why the hell are you always so old?

J.R. Solonche has published six books of poetry.

J.R. Solonche

About Those True Believers

Do not be fooled
because they’re nice,

for they are the ones who
drug reason on the altar of faith,

the ones who truly practice
human sacrifice.

J.R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines since the early 70s and is the author of six poetry books. 

J. R. Solonche

One Cannot Use

One cannot use
a pen and a pistol
at the same time,
and that is all
I have to say on
the subject of
poetry as therapy.

J. R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early ’70s and is author of six collections of poetry.