divine magnet





Jeannie Hoag


I Hope You Like Cats

and sunsets These elements

are critical in the rubric

to which we’ve agreed

Stringent adherence

to stringent routine:

pet the cat until sunset

Until sunrise, pet the cat and weep


Business Secrets

And today

we dine on large salads

over a lunchtime presentation

And tomorrow


and dominion over the Earth


And Lo the Animals Acknowledged Him

Terry’s goats were a problem

for his neighbors. They

trespassed the yards and

with the guard llama ate the

hostas. The hostas of the

neighbors, devoured with no

mercy. That’s the way with goats

and with Terry. And together

they rejoiced in their conquest.


Executive Presence

We must dig down

Deep into the

Bin of liquidated

Doll heads