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Doug Van Hooser

Doug Van Hooser’s poetry has appeared in Roanoke Review, The Courtship of Winds, After Hours, Wild Roof Journal, and Poetry Quarterly among other publications. His fiction can be found in Red Earth Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, and Bending Genres Journal. Doug’s plays have received readings at Chicago Dramatist Theatre and Three Cat Productions. More at

droplets of dew

told things
I do not want to know
like the ones
I do not need to tell
secrets that do not
run out of fuel

the moon
fails to illuminate
the canyons
and craters
but shadows
are everywhere

the pockets
of a worn coat
hold debris
of the past
faded ink
on yellowed paper

the folds tear
edges shred
words are doves
with clipped wings
that perch
and coo

the grass
shimmers with dew
matted path
dry in a
flattened impression
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