Umbrella’s lighter offshoot

Michael Cantor

resides on Plum Island, north of Boston on the Massachusetts coast, with a wife, a cat, and far too many books, woks and condiments.

His work has appeared in Light Quarterly, Measure, Margie, The Dark Horse, The Atlanta Monthly, and numerous other venues.

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Mutual Appraisal

If you plug mine, then I’ll boost yours;
then you laud mine, and I’ll agree
that yours has duende in its pores,
if you plug mine. Then I’ll boost yours
we’ll trade ovations for applause,
and laze in praise and prosody
so you boost mine, and I’ll plug yours;
then you laud mine, and I’ll agree.