For John Morton
with love.

Pink amoeba,
puddle of puke
on a sour sidewalk
at four in the morning;

rejected
booze and bar food,

violent explosion
of shots
and wings;

last call
for night birds.

SOURCEGiv Meraj

Pushcart Prize-nominated Poet, 1990

6th Place Finalist, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA

Individual Artist Award (out of 1,667 entries received.  Awarded one-thousand dollars) 2002.  Also have had some of my pieces published across The States in various Small Press zines.  Most of my writing comes from Life's darker moments and through language, are made brighter.  I find beauty in stark places.