Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Lost Pencil


I see the path I have traveled
A wheel turning
On the curvature of days
Seeking happiness here
Some love, some peace there
Each desire propelling me around
The endless circle
Seeking along the floor
Under the cushions on the chair
In cupboards and flower pots
for the lost pencil
Sitting on the table before me
In plain view


— Russell Rosander


An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. Russell hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of Russell's writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories.

Russell has two new limited edition volumes of poetry — The Creator is the Devil and Heart of One — available for purchase at his weekly Friday appearances at Hector's Corner Bar in Barra de Navidad. Copies are also available at Babalu's Café and Books in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico.

The Lost Pencil is under consideration for the next Bar None Group anthology, Last Call, to be published Fall 2015. Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2015.