“The Good Old Days” by Daniel Moore

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Daniel Moore’s work has been published in journals such as: The American Literary Review, Western Humanities Review, Cream City Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle and others. He currently has work in El Portal, Coe Review, Paper Nautilus, and Narrative Northeast.
He has poems forthcoming in Dewpoint, Atticus Review, Cobalt Review, Wayne Literary Review, Assaracus Review, District Lit, Columbia Journal of Arts and Literature
and Red Savina Review.

He lives in Washington on Whidbey Island where he is working on his first book, Waxing The Dents.


The Good Old Days


Following a stranger back to a world
with the same zip code as me
doesn’t quite work like it used to.
Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth,
back when the clock between my legs
ticked with volcanoes spewing flames.
Manhood was a bone I used to pick
the flesh from my teeth.
Those were the good old days.
No sorrowful saints selling me visions
of life on the other side. No hope
of tomorrow after the sun drowns
in the sea’s blue mouth. Honesty looked
so different then: a skeletal scratch
on the mind’s musty cave, the body
with nothing nice to put on to create
the civilized version of me.
In a way it feels like yesterday,
or maybe last Sunday night, there
you were reading National Geographic,
with me waving my club at you.



Mark Maggiori, "On The Edge"

Mark Maggiori, “On The Edge”

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