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Contents

After the Sale

Down Harkins Fire Road

Encounters

Faults, Volcanoes and Hawks

Gravenstein Dreams

Hopscotch Game Drawn on a Park Road

The Mammoth in the Garden

Metamorphosis

On Not Being Pat

On the Road to Santiago and Other Journeys

On the Plaza de los Charcos Luminosos

1. The Fish in the Plaza
2. "CH + JM"





The Purple Polka-dotted Wheelbarrow

Sutter Street, 2 a.m.

Zoo Stew

Related Pages

About My Writing...

Samples

Bibliography

Red Gravenstein Press

Literary Explorations

About Me

Spilt Ink Home Page

Fleabonnet Press

Contact Me

geoffrey*redgravenstein.com

Samples

Metamorphosis

Woke up this morning,
waved around my eyestalks -
couldn't believe my eyespots.
I felt ugly and slimy.
Never a hangover this bad before!
I oozed to the mirror-fainted dead away.
I was a slug

On the bright side,
forget shaving and phoning -
couldn't call my boss.
Lie in bed all day,
happy in my slime.

But I miss my legs and arms.
Wish I were a cockroach.
Too hard to open the back door to the garden
and my big patch of cabbage.
I'd looked forward to that sauerkraut.

Can't handle the salt now anyway.
I am a slug!

Spilt Ink logo by Brian Kunde. Used by permission.

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