John Yamrus

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by horrorsleazetrash on September 6, 2010

Since 1970 John Yamrus has had more than 1,200 poems published in magazines around the world. Selections of his poetry have been translated into several languages, including, Spanish, French, Swedish, Italian, Japanese and Romanian. His newest book, DOING CARTWHEELS ON DOOMSDAY AFTERNOON, is available from Epic Rites Press. John can be contacted thru Epic Rites Press.

she said

“you stink,
i can’t stand
to even look at you.

every time
you lay hands on me
my skin crawls.

eat shit
and die
you bastard.”

as
she left
the room,

she
didn’t
hear him say

“i hear THAT, darlin’,

i
sure
hear that.”

his wife had

left,
he
lost his
job,
and
was drinking
more than
ever.

i
swear
he looked
ten years
younger

she loved the literary types…

men who used
and understood
the language of words.

this made it
all the more
disconcerting
when the latest object
of her desires
rejected her,

saying:
“i’m not your type.

really.

you’re looking for
a straight declarative,

and all i’ve got
to offer
is a dangling participle.”

we

are the
literary fallout

from
Charles Bukowski’s
ass.

and,
for some
strange reason,

it works.

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