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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.

© by Dennis J. Bernstein
Used with the author’s permission.





Dennis J Bernstein has enjoyed a long and glorious career in broadcasting, writing, and teaching. The award-winning host and producer of the syndicated radio program Flashpoints, his reporting frequently focuses on international affairs and he is a long-time champion of human rights. One of Dennis' books is a poetry collection, Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom, based on his experiences as a special education teacher in the New York City public school system. The book received the 2012 Literary Achievement Award from Artists Embassy International. Dennis' articles and essays have been widely published in magazines and newspapers. He lives in San Francisco.


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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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