See Fig. 7A-1, Full Color
Notice how in Fig. 7A-1, I am depicted
in cheap sandals, fuchsia Hawaiian shirt
and tan cargo shorts, incredulous,
with my eyes cue-balling in disbelief
in a museum somewhere in Locustville,
staring at a recently-unearthed Bronze Age statue,
a cotton candy machine dating from 7000 B.C,
big enough for two lovers to bathe in;
notice the other tourists noticing me
with obvious irritation and distaste;
notice as much as you can about this image:
the blue raspberry stains inside the bowl,
the security guy six feet behind me, noticing.
A past member of five national poetry slam teams (Worcester, Mass. (x2), Washington, D.C., Wilmington, Del. and Albuquerque, N.M.), Rich has published four chapbooks of poetry and for seven years hosted an open reading and slam in Newark, Delaware. Since moving to Albuquerque in March of 2008, Rich has been performing and writing steadily in the Duke City, and is a regular contributor/editor at localpoetsguild.wordpress.com. Rich's poems have appeared in Menagerie, The Rag, 4x4, and Forbidden Panda, and has work accepted for publication in upcoming issues of The Mas Tequila Review, Adobe Walls, and Clutching At Straws.