Sunday, 14 August 2011

Reoccurring Dream (Including The Soundtrack)

It starts the way it ends-

someone yells Hallelujah

and the hooligans put away their

brass knuckles and firearms then

sing lullabies to coax the wings out.

Pin the tail on the donkey is replaced

with games of ball and jacks.

The bungo juice is passed around one

final time and then the soberest one

in the bunch stumbles up to read out

aloud the note scotch-taped to the pearly

gates, you know, the one that says;

Picking-up some Chinese takeaway,

Be Back In A Jiffy!


After almost a decade of working as a freelance photographer in Europe,

Maurice Oliver returned to America in 1990. Then, in 1995, he made a

life-long dream reality by traveling around the world for eight months. But

instead of taking pictures, he recorded the experience in a journal which

eventually became poems. And so began his desire to be a poet. His

poetry has appeared in numerous national and international publications

and literary websites including Potomac Journal, Pebble Lake Review,

Frigg Magazine, Dandelion Magazine, (Canada), Stride Magazine (UK),

Cha Asian Literary Journal, (Hong Kong), Kritya (India), Blueprint Review,

(Germany) and Arabesques Review (Algeria). His forth chapbook was One

Remedy Is Travel (Origami Condom, 2007). He edits the literary ezine

Eye Socket Journal at: . He lives

in Portland, OR, where he works as a private tutor.

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