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Tikbalang by Vince Gotera

Tikbalang Vince Gotera switched-up Centaur stalks evening, brown baton like stone horse head, hooves silent   In Philippine mythology, the tikbalang is a hybrid creature with a horse’s head and hooves on a human body—or humanoid, since he has limbs … Continue reading

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Eclipse by Vince Gotera

Eclipse Vince Gotera dread Bakunawa dragon breaches from ocean swallows bright full moon   This haiku is based on Philippine mythology. The bakunawa is a sea dragon that hankered to eat the seven moons that were in our ancient sky. … Continue reading

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Venus by Vince Gotera

Venus Vince Gotera brilliant arrow point hunter goddess’s flexed bow the moon’s silver arc

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Cthulhu by Vince Gotera

Cthulhu Vince Gotera tender tentacles touch us from eldritch space cold Messiah’s green love

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Frankenstein by Vince Gotera

Frankenstein (1931) Vince Gotera Boris Karloff’s hands tremble like soft wings lovebirds in air sweet music

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Prince Charming by Vince Gotera

Prince Charming Vince Gotera                       With quotes from Ann Sexton’s poem                      “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Well, yeah, that’s … Continue reading

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Aubade by Vince Gotera

Aubade Vince Gotera                   —a terza rima haiku sonnet Steve grinned, waking up to see Stephanie’s cute face, freckled, soft pink lips parted slightly, lace lingerie showing pale throat. Spring morning sun’s … Continue reading

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Looking Back to the Stars by Vince Gotera

Looking Back to the Stars Vince Gotera —hay(na)ku My child’s eyes adored starships, SF, anything space-oriented: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo. 1969: Neil Armstrong’s astounding moon landing. Barsoom novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Superman. Flash Gordon. 2001: Space Odyssey. Comics utopias, dystopias: … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Frost, or may I call you Jack . . . by Vince Gotera

Dear Mr. Frost, or may I call you Jack . . . Vince Gotera —after a particularly mild winter Where’ve you been hiding these past few months? I only had to fire up the snow blower once. It coughed miserably, neglected and … Continue reading

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Sestina: Dragon by Vince Gotera

Sestina: Dragon Vince Gotera What could be more optimal for a dragon sestina than using the word “dragon” as an end word? All six end words could be “dragon,” in fact. That way there wouldn’t be any drag in having … Continue reading

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Elegy for Iain Banks by Vince Gotera

Elegy for Iain Banks Vince Gotera First published in Star*Line 39.3                 For Iain M. Banks (1954-2013)               Scottish science fiction writer               known for fanciful spaceship names.                The Irish corvette Macha – a small               warship – was dispatched to France               … Continue reading

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Space Opera by Vince Gotera

Space OperaVince Gotera

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Superhero by Vince Gotera

SuperheroVince Gotera                                                        for Kathy Tiger Woman loped through green jungle. Hum of insects, bird song, monkey chatter paused as she drew near and passed, though she was quiet as a breeze, a wisp of … Continue reading

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Dragon-in-Training by Vince Gotera

Dragon-in-TrainingVince Gotera                                                         —terza rima Rawrr. Oh, that isn’t nearly loud enough. Ahem . . .RAWRRRR. Ahem ahem. That’s rough on the throat.My windpipe is sore from practicing breathing flame. Listen, I’m a dragon, yes, but jeez, I’m only thirteen.A teenage … Continue reading

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