Friday, August 4, 2023

Strange by Alan Catlin

all those



reminders for

people who

have died:

Dave who went

to work and never

came home

Joe who felt ill

on cross-country

trip and learned

he was Stage IV

Todd whose 

intestinal infection

proved fatal

Mary Anne whose

cancer came back

Lisa’s as well

Cait who was told

she was cancer free

happy birthday


Alan Catlin has published in journals from the days of the mimeo revolution, in small press venues, to larger, more mainstream presses, to the internet poetry journal scene. He has three full length collections coming out in 2023 from Kelsay Books, Impspired and Roadside Press.