Poems

Joe Dolce: ‘White Kangaroo’, ‘Royal Night Out’, ‘Miss Ohio Dummy’ and ‘Cicada’

Royal Night Out Under Augustan protection, of absolute darkness, bare-arsed rain once again cavorts, drunk and uninhibited. Hours later, hungover, and embarrassed, after a long night’s revelry, naked raindrops quickly slip out of wet garments, for Victorian dawn. Joe Dolce   Miss Ohio Dummy Mackenzie Bart, 22, and her ventriloquist doll, Roxy, won Miss Ohio 2014, with a rendition of Mary Poppins’ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. My nineteen-year-old cousin, Barbara Joyce Randa, won Miss Ohio, 1954. I remember, at seven years old, sitting on her lap, dumbstruck, whispering that I loved her. She made me promise to wait, until I grew up, so…

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