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TAPED WARNING

On the door: WARNING. This area contains chemicals known to the State of California to be carcinogenic.   What am I supposed to do? Not go in? But I need some nails. Go in, but briefly, hold my breath and not touch. Wear a surgical mask and antiseptic gloves?   I open...

SILENCE

The silence in the woods is complete And the silence of the desert is complete. But the silence of the desert Is not the same as the silence of the woods.   She is away, and the rooms are quiet, So quiet I reach to turn on the news, White noise to drown the silence...

COLLATERAL

The rats conduct nocturnal rites on my bedroom roof, dancing, chasing each other in noisy figure eights. I cannot sleep. The bed is right below. They love to tantalize.   I set the traps with cheese and peanut butter, tie the cheese with string, put them out late at...

Covenant

Jeremiah 13:19 Judah shall be carried away captive, it shall be wholly carried away, all of it. Babylon.Then Rome. Twice pushed from our promised land. God can change Its mind.

Welcome to the Blog

This is the brand-new Peter Goblen blog, where I’ll share my poetry, past and present. I hope you enjoy the blog. This section on the home page contains brief post summaries; click the blog title to read the post in its entirety and leave comments. To the right...