“Grieving Widower Dennis Skiggs’ Appeal to Thieves” (Jack Galmitz)

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watering house plants—
the recent widower
rises

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Headlines:

“Grieving Widower Dennis Skiggs’ Appeal to Thieves” (Islington Tribune)

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Poem by Jack Galmitz (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. Laurence stacey

    Excellent work Jack! I like the idea that tending to nature can raise the spirit after a tragedy. The structure of this poem is very clean and illuminates the images in a very nice way.

  2. Jack Galmitz

    Thank you, Laurence, for your kind and encouraging words! You’re a most helpful editor and your understanding that poetry, personality, and politics merge is an important contribution to English-language haiku.

  3. Dick Whyte

    Wow – thanks for saying so Jack. That is something Laurence and I believe in very much. That point where politics, the personal and the poetic merge is so exciting to me. A way to introduce ethics to news – rather than simplistic morality, which I see so often. Many thanks for the wonderful submissions.

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