Philadelphia Pulp by Ezra Solway

Most Read Poets 2020

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This year has offered many challenges to all of us. There has been great change, great loss, a fight against an invisible assailant. As with all things in 2020 the pandemic has dominated. This year’s most read poets includes the six pandemic issues we published. The list begins with Wesley Scott McMasters followed by The Pandemic Issues and rounded out by Ezra Solway, Robbi Nester and Akshaya Pawaskar.

Gypsy Blood by Wesley Scott McMasters

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/gypsy-blood-by-wesley-scott-mcmasters/

North of Oxford – The Pandemic Issue #2

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/04/25/north-of-oxford-the-pandemic-issue-2/

North of Oxford – The Pandemic Issue #5

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/north-of-oxford-the-pandemic-issue/

North of Oxford – The Pandemic Issue #6

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/north-of-oxford-the-pandemic-issue-6/

North of Oxford – The Pandemic Issue #1

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/__trashed-2/

North of Oxford – The Pandemic Issue # 3

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/04/25/north-of-oxford-the-pandemic-issue-3/

North of Oxford – The Pandemic Issue #4

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/north-of-oxford-the-pandemic-issue-4/

Philadelphia Pulp by Ezra Solway

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/10/14/philadelphia-pulp-by-ezra-solway/

Perspective by Robbi Nester

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/perspective-by-robbi-nester/

War of Elements by Akshaya Pawaskar

https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/war-of-elements-by-akshaya-pawaskar/

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Philadelphia Pulp by Ezra Solway

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Philadelphia Pulp by Ezra Solway
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A homeless woman, crouching on the wet
Rittenhouse lawn, sniffs a donut.
Above her, a seedpod denotes.
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Vapors of Ribeye, from the cart
On Walnut, sails leeward to the sun.
And slips of grease dot the pavement.
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The bronze backside of William Penn,
As he gazes Northeast to the Elm
Of Treaty, is baking in the sun.
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Staring, in the left corner of the Barnes,
Van Gogh’s Postman wonders
When Spring will blink.
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If you ponder the pimples of a pineapple,
Fibonnaci. And before the gold
Casting of Philbert the Pig, a foundry.
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It’s easy to forget Reading Terminal
Market was once a Railroad.
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ezra
Ezra writes in Philadelphia where currently he’s an MFA candidate at Temple University. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and featured in Eunoia Review, Flash Fiction Magazine among others.
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