They say we’re learning more and more
about sentient life forms – others, that is.
Really? What about all the spiders,
plying their trade at my kitchen window?
We’ve unraveled the structure of their webs
and observed their skill at killing pests. But…
A big spider has just caught a white moth.
“How does that moth taste?” asks my wife,
“to the spider, I mean.” (Who else?)
“Like a powdered donut,” I reply.
She piggybacks onto the joke. “And a fly?
Like a glazed donut, perhaps?” (No mas!)
All through the night, and still, it’s been raining
like hell. “The heavens,” they say, “have opened.”
Ron Singer has published 13 books, with another forthcoming, including these:
Look to Mountains, Look to Sea (River Otter Press, 2013). This collection of my poems about Maine garnered a Pushcart nomination, and was named the “Best Chapbook, Editor’s Choice, Summer 2014) by The Aurorean, a Maine-based poetry magazine.
Uhuru Revisited: Interviews with Pro-Democracy Leaders (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, 2015). This book is available in over 100 libraries across the globe.
The Promised End (Unsolicited Press, Dec. 2019). This is a collection of stories about aging. You can find reviews at Amazon. On You Tube and the publisher’s website, there are also video recordings of the author reading from the book. (I had given two readings before the virus struck.)
Gravy (Unsolicited Press, July 2020). This is a mixed-genre collection about life after 70. On YouTube and the publisher’s website, you can find video recordings of the author reading from this book.
The Real Presence (Adelaide Books, 2021). This is a historical novel, set mainly in Nigeria, and centering around the Biafra War (1967-70). On YouTube and the publisher’s website, you can find video recordings of the author reading from this book.