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“Time and Time Again” — a poem by Michael L. Newell

“Old Trumpet On American Flag,” by Garry Gay





a leaf flutters rises and glides
to its rest a blues note
in autumn as a slow rain falls

at the end of a windy day
and a scattering of distant
voices creates ragged

harmonies not unlike
a ragtime band wailing
in a marching funeral

sing hallelujah hallelujah
my brothers and sisters all
and let loose a fervent goodbye









Michael L. Newell is a retired secondary school English/Theatre teacher who currently lives on the south-central Oregon coast. He has had poems recently published in (among other places) Verse-Virtual, Culture Counter, The Iconoclast, Ship of Fools, and Red Eft Review.