Sy Roth

Content to Circle



Incarceration in a watery globe,

her world circumscribed by interminable circles

starting where there is no end and

ending where there are no beginnings.

Navigator of endless glass walls, uncovering nothing,

discoverer of a stretch of perpetual waters,

her reef-white rocks, and algae-capturing mesh.

A world gyres from without.

Mideast fades into another Arab spring,

they rattle their nuclear sabers, and face other fiscal cliffs.

A million tentative turns as she grows old

on her merry-go-round of tepid water.

No ah-has for this spindly, wire-legged tawpie

as she circumnavigates her convex world

where Brobdingnagians approach curiously to spy on her.

No time to brabble when she seems content to follow her circles.




He comes riding in and then canters out. Oftentimes, the head is bowed by reality; other times, he is proud to have said something noteworthy. cRetired after forty-two years as teacher/school administrator, he now resides in Mount Sinai , far from Moses and the tablets. This has led him to find words for solace.   He spends his time writing and playing his guitar. He has published in many online publications such as BlogNostics, Every Day Poets, The Weekender, The Squawk Back, Dead Snakes, Bitchin’ Kitsch, Scapegoat Review, The Artistic Muse, Inclement,  Napalm and Novocain, Euphemism, Humanimalz Literary Journal, Ascent Aspirations, Fowl Feathered Review, Vayavya, Wilderness House Journal, Aberration Labyrinth, Mindless(Muse), Em Dash, Subliminal Interiors, South Townsville Micropoetry Journal, The Penwood Review, The Rampallian, Vox Poetica, Clutching at Straws, Downer Magazine, Abisinth Literary Review, Every Day Poems, Avalon Literary Review, Napalm and Novocaine, Wilderness House Literary Review, St. Elsewhere Journal, The Neglected Ratio and Kerouac’s Dog.  One of his poems, Forsaken Man, was selected for Best of 2012 poems in Storm Cycle.  Also selected Poet of the Month in Poetry Super Highway , September 2012.  His work was also read at Palimpsest Poetry Festival in December 2012. He was named Poet of the Month for the month of February in BlogNostics.



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