Two Poems by Ben Nardolilli

 

And In Which No

Advising hunger, we always want more,
Here are man’s needs, your ugly arrows beating,
Inhabit the sad old age and disease

Welcome to the pools,
Before the entrance itself the price is always zero
The seasoning not to be published

Avenging cares have set their couch
About your deck according to reason’s commission,
Sometimes in a fermentation temperature

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Artwork © Ira Joel Haber
Artwork © Ira Joel Haber

 

Plush at the Loading Bar

This process may polish the jagged variance
Of a couple of minutes, best to sit
Tight and buried under a thick sheet of ice,
Failing that, you can just imagine
The glacial movements coming over you
As if you are some time traveler,
A caveman for future museums to discover.

Hopefully you will start thinking of time
In years and lose track of time in minutes,
Yes, the process is taking longer
Than it usually should but you can relax,
Sitting in your cage of centuries
Will keep you hardly noticing the space
In between the bars which take up decades.

 

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, THEMA, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He has a chapbook, Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained, from Folded Word Press. He is looking to publish a novel.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Since 2007 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 160 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.

 

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