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A Difference in Perspective by John Dorroh

You have this vision-

smoking test tubes and violent

disturbances in small spaces, color changes,

delicate scales that weigh items to the millionth

of a gram.

Sometimes you are right.

I prefer the silence of rotting things

out in the compost, the spider on the front porch,

using her appendages as loom and latch, the

clouds that appear on the horizon like cotton balls

and morph into thunderheads twice the size

of Rhode Island.


John Dorroh thinks too much. He analyzes too much. And cooks and eats and drinks too much. He has always made "pro-and-con" lists to help him make better decisions. Sometimes that method just doesn't work. "Should I go to Iceland to live two months or to a small villa in Tuscany? Or stay home and write?" Two of his poems were nominated for Best of the Net. Others have appeared in fine journals such as Feral, Os Pressan, Burningword, and River Heron. His first chapbook will be published in 2022.

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