Two of my poems were included in California Quarterly, Volume 41, Number 2 (with beautiful artwork by editor Pearl Karrer on the cover.)  The poems were “Screen Doors” and “Bring Them Down To Ride.”  Since it’s summer and hot, I’ll give you a sample from “Screen Doors”:

Screen doors

are the most evocative

of household appurtenances

They bang

they slam

they are yelled after

You kids

Stop slamming

Mind the cat


They are looked through

as in a cross-hatched dream


They bespeak lemonade

long summer afternoons with a book

or lazy conversation

Ice tea

mint juleps

ice cream


Shorts and sun tops

A game of jacks


Check out this fine literary magazine.  Poem after poem will wow you.