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by Con Chapman

Last Build Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:14:51 +0000


The Abandoned Exercise MachineCon Chapmanbikebike1bike2

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:46:09 +0000

Beside the curb sits an exercise machine former font of hope, and slimmer torso dreams. Not yet rusted or rotten, Simply abandoned, and soon forgotten. Was it just a year ago this hulk of plastic… More(image)

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Break Out the Good PenguinsCon Chapmanpenguin1penguinpenguin2penguin3penguin4penguin5

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:16:40 +0000

Another Saturday night in exurbia. The little woman puts the Trader Joe’s pre-fabricated hors d’oeuvres in the oven, I light a Java-Log–the innovative, hassle-free firewood substitute made from recycled coffee grounds. We’re all set for… More(image)

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Youth is Not Wasted on the YoungCon Chapman

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:37:18 +0000

There once was a man of an uncertain age Who felt his life slipping, that he’d turned a page, So he dumped the Mrs. and gave her some dough, And set off to find self,… More(image)

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Trump Inaugurated, Springsteen Hardest HitCon Chapmanbruce1brucebruce3bruce2

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:40:22 +0000

COLTS NECK, New Jersey.  While protestors marched in Washington and women across the country mourned as Donald Trump took the oath of office as 45th President of the United States, another outspoken opponent of the… More(image)

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Homage to Ivie AndersonCon Chapmanandersonanderson3anderson1anderson2anderson4

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:25:39 +0000

She had the diction of an elocution teacher, but a voice that cut through an ensemble like a trumpet.  She received her first vocal training at a convent, but she spent over a decade singing in… More(image)

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The People Who Won’t Get Back to MeCon Chapman

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:37:28 +0000

Literary agents, also editors, But most assuredly not my creditors, Someday they won’t mean jack to me— The people who won’t get back to me. Old girlfriends I find on the web— One’s named Robin,… More(image)

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As Trump is Inaugurated, Queens Landlords Reflect on How Far They’ve ComeCon Chapmantrumptrump1trump2trump4trump5

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:43:30 +0000

QUEENS, New York.  The Jamaica Bus Terminal here was abuzz this morning as chartered behemoths of the highway were loaded to the gills with men like Fred D. Kalinoff, a spry 64-year-old dressed in a loud plaid… More(image)

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Obama Pardons Pee-wee Herman for Foil BallCon Chapman

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:35:04 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Courting controversy in the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute of his Presidency, Barack Obama yesterday granted an end-of-term pardon to Pee-wee Herman in exchange for Herman’s 8-foot high aluminum foil ball, which will… More(image)

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Take Two Llamas and Call Me in the MorningCon Chapman

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:23:28 +0000

          A Massachusetts nursing home that doesn’t believe in antipsychotic drugs uses alternative methods to calm patients including a llama named Travis, whom a caretaker leads through the halls.                                                               The Boston Globe Over-the-counter generic.… More(image)

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How to Improve Just About Any PoemCon Chapman

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:12:43 +0000

. . . how every sunny Saturday afternoon, Hey, diddle-diddle, the dish ran away with the spoon.                               November, Late in the Day, John Ridland half seas over under up again and the barnacles white… More(image)

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