Dr. Roger G. Singer

INK BRUSH IMAGES bruised formicascuff worn black and white tilesvinyl stools release a tired moanspots of dried mustardgrease sizzles and spattersfluid resembles milk for coffeeempty napkin holdersdog eared menusstained with fingerprintsand the unknownchoices never changethe aroma remainsfollowing you home in yourclothes

FROM ABOVE the bones of wordsremain behindlike rumpled sheetswithout memory of sleepas day tossesa mixed salad of walkingand arriving the hours melt intothe water of day time slows foranxious eyeswhile rain marks windowsand umbrellas belowsplashing on busessizzling off neon’s coats of colorweave upstreamin each direction its calming to watchuntil thrust into it
BELOW THE SURFACE there’s a bruisinginside years of promisesbus station goodbyeslast kissesunopened presentswrinkled black andwhite photosmuddy shoesfrom long walksthe damage froman argumentwords shaped likebladessunsets withoutyou

Bio:Dr. Singer was in private practice for 38 years in upstate New York. He has four children, Abigail, Caleb, Andrew and Philip and seven grandchildren. Dr. Singer has served on multiple committees for the American Chiropractic Association, lecturing at colleges in the United States, Canada and Australia, and has authored over fifty articles for his profession and served as a medical technician during the Vietnam era. Dr. Singer is the Poet Laureate of Old Lyme, Connecticut. He has had over 1,100 poems published on the internet, magazines and in books and is a 2017 Pushcart Prize Award Nominee. He is also the President of the Shoreline Chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society. Some of the magazines that have accepted his poems for publication are: Westward Quarterly, Jerry Jazz, SP Quill, Avocet, Underground Voices, Outlaw Poetry, Literary Fever, Dance of my Hands, Language & Culture, Adelaide Literary Magazine, The Stray Branch, Toasted Cheese, Tipton Poetry Journal and Indigo Rising, Down in the Dirt, Fullosia Press, Orbis, Penwood Review, Subtle Tea, Ambassador Poetry Award Massachusetts State Poetry Society, Louisiana State Poetry Society Award, Mad Swirl Anthology 2018. Scars Publication, “Burning Bridges” 2019 Anthology.