Gary Glauber

 

Jeremiad

 

The coterie of insiders

meets as though in divination,

trustees invoking corporate spirits

for some economic deus ex machina.  

Their legerdemain is swift, skilled, subtle,

in marked contrast with the crude bombast

of the smiling CEO’s confident message,

oversized yet simplified for the hungry masses.

They hide the bones of their conquests

in a cherry wood paneled charnel house,

and only the dust of decimation hints at

what has occurred. The sleight of hand is

anything but slight, as the mighty win again.

 

Those that have continue to get;

a relative constant Einstein failed to mention.

The trickle down, a soft rain as nature intended,

is expected but never arrives.  

The rest go on dreaming, seeking to slake the thirst

to survive, parched and persistent, working

three jobs to make ends meet in this pretzel existence.

Wallowing in the opal moonlight, twisted phantoms

seek reparation, restitution, belated justice  

in a harvest that proves barren fiction at best.

They follow rivers, battling currents,

bones fighting to remain connected to life.

Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, and teacher, living in Bedford, New York. This April he took part in Found Poetry Review’s PoMoSco project. Recent poems are published or forthcoming in Blue Heron Review, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, Pilgrimage Magazine, West Trade Review, Silver Birch Press, Blast Furnace, Calliope Magazine, The Bookends Review, Typoetic.us, The Legendary, Xanadu, and Think Journal. He is a champion of the underdog, who often composes to an obscure power pop soundtrack. His first collection, Small Consolations, is due out in Summer 2015 from The Aldrich Press. A chapbook entitled Memory Marries Desire (Finishing Line Press) will be available this fall.  

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Deep Water Literary Journal

2015 - Issue 2 - August

 

 

Welcome

 

Elizabeth Bodien (USA)

All Souls' Night

 

Chanel Brenner (USA)

Back at the El Encanto Twenty Years Later

 

Claire Vogel Camargo (USA)

Touching the Edge of Darkness

 

Saddiq Dzukogi (Nigeria)

Descend

 

S.E. Gale (Australia)

The Reliquary

 

Gary Glauber (USA)

In Philippa’s Hands

Invention

Jeremiad

 

Clare Hepworth-Wain (England)

To mark her passing

 

Strider Marcus Jones (England)

The Two Saltimbanques

 

Robert S. King (USA)

Inside a Photograph

The Ghosts of Machu Picchu

 

Steve Klepetar (USA)

almost from the first

If It Comes to That

 

Ron. Lavalette (USA)

Eurydice

 

Sada Malumfashi (Nigeria)

Petrocalypse

 

Rasmenia Massoud (France)

Ghosts in My Skin

Open Mike Night

 

Catfish McDaris (USA)

Gone Amazon

Soldier Blues

 

Pat J Mullan (Ireland)

Mother Perfection

 

Christine Murray (Ireland)

bind

bind.

 

Heather Mydosh (USA)

Unsaleable

 

Caleb J. Oakes (USA)

Extended Forms of Hunger

Frown For Me

 

David O’Neill (Ireland)

Decisions in the Dark Room

 

Rachel C. Peters (USA)

Heroin

 

Mark Antony Rossi (USA)

This Ancient City

Transatlantic Transfiguration

 

Walter Ruhlmann (France)

Distorted Echo

The Lips of the Wolf

 

John Saunders (Ireland)

Murphy is Out for the Summer

 

Terry Savoie (USA)

Buttermilk Poem

 

Larry Schug (USA)

As If We Were Not Brothers

 

Pepper Swell (USA)

Cold Fury

 

The Man in the Black Pyjamas (Ireland)

Numbers