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2 Poems by Thomas Fucaloro| Micro-Poetry | #thesideshow

November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017
November 17, 2017

2  Poems by Thomas Fucaloro

How To Do Everything At Once

Stand still. Stiller. Move slow
feeding poison to ducks
that belly up, head down
mentality of movement
can shine but never glow.
Did you scream that? I couldn’t
hear you over the almost
creeping into my room,
rallying deadly kiss candles
that dim. Hope enters
and pisses in the corner
and punches the person
sitting next to you.

(Title-George Carlin’s “The Book Club”)


Tremble Your Way To Fitness

It starts with the knees
trying to get them to be
stronger than the elbows.

Subway stairs become
something to contend with
and mighty heaves

of breath leave
second chance’d
bone crests, already

out of breath
often, sorrow
and time are

I have
time for.

(Title-George Carlin’s “The Book Club”)

About the Author

Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he has been on five national slam teams.