Ed Higgins

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bad day

Homonyms

Ascent/Assent
Together the horizon/
Catechism of love

Coarse/Course
Summer’s line-dried towels/
Sun-rubs across her shoulders

Break/Brake
Wind through fir trees/
Tethered coastal hills

Access/Excess
Clarity hath its savor/
Drenched in metallic taste

Whose/Who’s
The mind’s wildness/
Traced in mixed chalk

Maybe/ May be
In our always pain/
Claims to the stubborn

Pair/Pare
Walking this shore/
Tide swells cutting sand

Dual/Duel
Eyes read red/
Then we stop

bare/bear
In the woods pants down/
Ursine approaching

beer/bier:
death as micro-brew/
brewing puts you here

boar/boor
invasive wild pig/
inedible, invasive speech sounds

booze/boos
hammered on cheap rotgut/
wasted on disparaging

but/butt:
qualifying conjunction/
conjoined physical conjunction halves

caret/carrot
proofreader’s lifted eyebrow/
vegan orange root-for eating

cell/sell
smartphone zombies found here/
brain-eating price smart phones sell for

 

 

BIO

Says Ed Higgins:

My poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including: Monkeybicycle, Uut Poetry,Tattoo Highway, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Danse Macabre, among others. My wife and I live on a small organic farm in Yamhill, OR, raising a menagerie of animals including an alpaca named Machu-Picchu. I’m also Asst. Fiction Editor for Ireland-based Brilliant Flash Fiction.

 

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