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The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry
Distinguished Writer Series
March 14th at 7 p.m.
at Kings Bookstore (218 St. Helens)
Dennis lives outside Woodinville and works as a software engineer in the aviation industry. His work has appeared in assorted journals and anthologies, and he was selected for the 2013 Jack Straw Writers Program. His full-length collection Phlogiston, was published by Floating Bridge Press in 2012.
Fat clouds lie flat on their bellies,
plush butts uptrust,
staring down through a glass-bottom
at us balls of mud who never look like
hippos or bunnies,
because our clouds are inside,
zinging and flashing
with whatever's passing through
our clouded minds
as each day's ocean evaporates into a nimbus
of fondness, regret, confusion,
or sometimes, if the weather's just right,
that puffy, diaphanous
happiness that looks like the cotton
you dab on a wound,
the candy you pull to your mouth,
a hoop, a bunny,
whatever your need.
Limited to 15 attendees.
Cost $20. or Bring a friend for 2 for $30.
Ask about scholarships.
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