It took 33 years for Alexandrian George Vercessi to finish his third novel “King of the Hill”. In it, the mob never had it so good. Gangsters finally have their man in the Oval Office, leaving no one to prevent hundreds of millions of stolen Social Security dollars from finding their way into a remote bank account in Arizona. And fooling everybody all of the time in Vercessi’s Washington is a simple task, since the year is 1961 and computers are easily manipulated and IT security is nonexistent. While not high art, the book is a reliable companion at the beach.
my dad and I
a worn path
in front of us,
On April 30, more than a dozen poets and poetry lovers came to Market Square to share their own poetic creations and other favorite works. alexandrianews.org is pleased to share some of them.
The blue tarps stretch like butterfly wings
from the side of the white Datsun,
just in time for night to fall
and blanket us in dark velvet.
If I said the sky was green,
would it be green, I wonder?
And if you said the lawn was blue,
would it be blue,
to wander through?