The American Journal of Poetry
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Ned Randle

Rainy Days and


It’s a rainy day and
Karen Carpenter is
singing softly from the
grave, her lank lyrics muffled
by the meager morsels
of sweet soil in her mouth,
and she smiles to herself
knowing if she now were
above the grass she could
could move about her world
undampened within the
narrowest of spaces
between the falling drops.




NED RANDLE's poems have appeared in a number of literary publications such as The Spoon River Quarterly, Poydras Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Barnwood International Poetry Magazine, The New Poet, Hamilton Stone Review and Four Ties Literary Review. Running at Night-Collected Poems was released April 1, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. His chapbook, Prairie Shoutings and Other Poems, was published by The Spoon River Poetry Press, Bradley University.



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