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Thursday, February 02, 2012


by Roxanne Hoffman

on Groundhog Day

Awake anxious burrowed below
curious critter doubtful dutiful emerges
eyes furtively facing greyness groundside
harbinger hunched instinctively intuits
jowly judges kingdom keenly

Legendary Litmus:
maybe? maybe? 
no... not...
oh! oh!

Prognosticator’s  Proclamation:
quivering quixotic
regards  retreats
sunshine’s shadow seen
tanking temperatures unrelenting

vernal vibrancy waits
wintering yogi yawns

Roxanne Hoffman worked on Wall Street, now answers a patient hotline for a New York home healthcare provider. Her words can be found on and off the net in such journals as Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, The Fib Review, Hospital Drive, Lucid Rhythms, Mobius: The Poetry Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, and Shaking Like A Mountain; the indie flick Love And The Vampire; and the anthologies The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and their Affiliates (Soft Skull Press), Love After 70 (Wising Up Press), and  It All Changed In An Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure (Harper Perennial). She and her husband own the small press, Poets Wear Prada