Author Archives: allan roy andrews

Dream Muse

Dream Muse I seek the diction for my poem and lonely as a cloud I roam the pages of anthologies; but finding there no words to please, I gentle go to that good night and in my dancing dream I … Continue reading

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News Alert: publication and prizes

My poem, “A Shorthand Note for Alex,” has been published by the Maryland Writers Association (MWA) in its new anthology, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire, edited by Laura Shovan and released on April 2, 2011, at the association’s annual … Continue reading

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Singing From a Crouch

By Allan Roy Andrews I am of a line of catchers whose knees creak at the bend and whose cheeks protrude from their embrace of ’baccy. Even my mother’s smile shows the legacy:  a chipped tooth smashed by a bat … Continue reading

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Adoption

By Allan Roy Andrews   Geese screech southward in boomerang families, chasing the brightening horizon. Phalanxes against a gunmetal sky, they bend to no wind or word save the Master’s and bear down the cloud-pocked boulevard of heaven their servant … Continue reading

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Death of The Lone Ranger

By Allan Roy Andrews He galloped to an era unmasking foibles in electronic heroes and tarnishing spangles with slick songs. His tacky mask, a harlequin’s ploy, coyly hid his love-need; he misplaced his loins on a pale Arabian stallion. His … Continue reading

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Faith Quandary

By Allan Roy Andrews Peter repented and received keys to the kingdom; Thomas believed when offered the test of wounded flesh; But Judas stands abandoned, left holding the accusing sop. He threw a silver bribe at the feet of murderers, … Continue reading

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Racer

By Allan Roy Andrews     Slender, thinner than one ought, Her thighs taut, her back sloped To drive body-force into revolutions, She conquers nature, a captain At the helm, married to the wind And snarling at her upstream cruise. … Continue reading

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