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Poetry by Michael Brownstein 

Michael is a teacher in Chicago and the author of The Shooting Gallery (Samidat Press, 1987), Poems from the Body Bag (Ommation Press, 1988), A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004) and What Stone Is (Fractal Edge Press, 2005).




© 2009 Michael Brownstein







drums beat cool

clear weathered

freshly watered

partly cloudy


wooden drums

deep water drums

hard shelled and thick skinned


spirit drums

splatter drums

sputter drums


& children rush from their homes

women leap across dancing fields

men prance and jump 

within reach of the sky

the wind a nice touch


& the drums


hard boiled

one hand to another








All work is property of Michael Brownstein.




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