two weird monostichs by Gary Bowers


evaporates eyewater alchemically to its metaphor: grit.



partakes of both blue jeans and a whale.


GARY BOWERS is a performing poet in the Greater Phoenix area of Arizona, known locally as “The Valley of the Sun.” His favorite event is Caffeine Corridor. Gary made his performing debut on September 18, 2007, as a featured poet in the event Monsoon Voices. His specialties are acrostic poetry and limericks, but he is prolific and genre-eclectic. More than a thousand examples of his illustrated poetry may be found at

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