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‘Angels and Devils’ and other poems by Roger G. Singer

By: Roger G. Singer


words and languages
fell to the ground
like autumn leaves

we step around,
staring down
at what makes up
our sentences
and thoughts
and that
of others,
learning what
to avoid, or accept
as ownership
points to the
good and bad,
the hidden invisible,
sheltered within
now scattered for
all to see,
the parts of each,
angels among us
and devils nearby



the ticking clock

slow hands
without a body
creep past
one hour
and then
the next
as the gears
trip without

uncaring of
the tortured soul
linen twisted
eyes open
thinking blankly
worrying tense
watching the
seconds round
the number course,

never stopping



trellised words,
vined thoughts,
labyrinths watering
misshapen clay
under the eyes
of what was
hidden invisible,

messages from years,


like the warmth
of a calendar
welcoming summer
during the search
for me


Dr. Singer is the Poet Laureate of Old Lyme, Connecticut. He has had over 1,150 poems published on the internet, magazines and in books and is a 2017 Pushcart Prize Award Nominee. He is also the President of the Shoreline Chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society.

Some of the magazines that have accepted his poems for publication are: Westward Quarterly, Jerry Jazz, SP Quill, Avocet, Underground Voices, Outlaw Poetry, Literary Fever, Dance of my Hands, Language & Culture, Adelaide Literary Magazine, The Stray Branch, Toasted Cheese, Tipton Poetry Journal and Indigo Rising, Down in the Dirt, Fullosia Press, Orbis, Penwood Review, Subtle Tea, Ambassador Poetry Award Massachusetts State Poetry Society, Louisiana State Poetry Society Award 2019, Arizona State Poetry Society Award 2020, Mad Swirl Anthology 2018. 2019.

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