EASTER, OR WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE PEE-STREAM BLOOM’D

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Sitting outside in the warm sun drinking beer,

reading poetry, not thinking about Jesus. I am

alone and happy. The in-laws are inside discussing

their ailments. They think I will eventually come in

to pee, but there is a blooming lilac bush

that looks just fine to me.

Photo By:  MattysFlicks

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About Author

Norman "Buzz" Minnick is a poet and playwright. His second full-length collection, Folly, is published by Wind Publications. He is the author of To Taste the Water: Poems (Mid-List Press, 2007) and several chapbook collections including Two for the Cold, a collaborative work with Laurence Atwood, (Broadside Books, 2000) and The Overreacher (Broadside Books, 1998). He is the editor of Between Water and Song: New Poets for the Twenty-First Century (White Pine Press, 2010). He has not yet written a play. Minnick is not Poet-in-Residence at a university and he has not been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In fact, he has won no major awards.

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