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Colma: City of the Dead/Elegy for Skeptics

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To celebrate the fifth-year anniversary of FutureCycle Press's first poetry chapbook publication, COLMA has been released as a full-length edition with new content and photos of the massive city of 18 graveyards that is Colma. The original chapbook of the same name was printed on a laser printer and hand-bound and trimmed on a kitchen table by now-director of the press ...more
Paperback, Anniversary Edition, 70 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Futurecycle Press (first published 2008)
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Diane Kistner
Jul 27, 2014 Diane Kistner rated it it was amazing
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A field of close-trimmed green
with rows of cold white stones
immaculate as dominoes
set straight at regulation distances.

The graves march up a rolling hill,
then lap over, vanishing below the crest
as if they might go on forever.

Soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines—
their ranks all equal now,
they lie in strict formation
under these extreme conditions.

As wars repeat,
entrenched battalions of the dead
forever hold their dark positions.


How dazzling when
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Jul 27, 2014 FutureCycle Press rated it it was amazing
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Sep 03, 2013
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