Kenneth Pobo – 1 poem



about Raylene, making her out

to be vain, petty, and lazy.


I’m his best friend, Zell, or

At least he still has me

To hang with.  When I got married,

he didn’t like that I had

hitched a guy, said I’d be sorry.

I’d see—marriage

was like Home Depot.  All

these things that you think

you want but get them home

and they break.  When Raylene


got pneumonia and almost died, Skip

looked like someone walking

on hot coals… If she dies… if she dies…

he said again and again.  She

pulled through.  Happy until

complaints piled up

like uncollected mail.  Jokes

at her expense repeated,


a record

with a terrible skip.






Kenneth Pobo had a book of poems out last year from Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City.  Forthcoming is a book of his prose poems from Clare Songbirds Press called The Antlantis Hit Parade.  His Twitter is @KenPobo.

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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