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Dennis J. Bernstein

Half-licked jumbo sucker
laying sideways in the gutter.
A gathering army of ants
is assessing the scene.

byDennis J. Bernstein
Used with the author’s permission.

Dennis J. Bernstein is a long-time, front line reporter specializing in human rights. His articles have appeared widely in such publications as theBoston Globe, theNew York Times,The Progressive, and theNation,and he was chosen by Pulse Media as one of "20 Top Global Media Figures of 2009." Dennis's artist books, co-authored with Warren Lehrer, are in the Special Books Collections of the Museum of Modern art in New York City and other major museums around the world. He is also the author of a poetry collection,Special Ed, based on his experiences as a special education teacher in the New York City public school system; read reviewshere. Dennis lives in San Francisco.

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Posted 07/26/2013 09:58 AM
Wilda Morris:
Ha ha! The bees will be along soon, too, I suspect, with the yellow crime scene tape. Thanks for a fun poem!
Posted 07/26/2013 09:37 AM
Short, sweet, and to the point. I like it.
Posted 07/26/2013 09:32 AM
Larry Schug:
These small observations, small scenes, become huge in a good poem like this one. Good work, Dennis.
Posted 07/26/2013 08:03 AM

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