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Wild Age Press Honorable Mention poems

Here's some nice news:
Wild Age Press gave me an honorable mention in their "Anything Goes" poem contest. They put up a photo and bio of me (which, perhaps, you were looking at just before clicking over here to read my honorably mentioned poems). 
Editor Kelly Lynn Thomas says these poems earned the mention "for their innovative form, strong imagery, and fascinating subject matter."
They are queron, a 17-line poetry form of my own devising. I hope you will enjoy. Smiley face.
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"Serious Ink"

“Pinstriped skin? You want pinstriped skin?” So, needlessly, you repeat it. “Okay, okay. The Pinstripe Kid.” He’s old. He fetches his needles and a jar of powdered black ink.
“Take a couple months. At least weeks, you know.”Yes, you know. The man slakes the ink from a cracking teapot. Though chilly, you take off your slacks. “So what’s up?”he asks.“You pissed off
at your mother?”But when he asks, it’s at the back wall, an aside. So you don’t say anything.“Fuck,” he barks, la…

Categories Round 4 Rannygazoo!

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Let your mind slip and slide down the linguistic pathways it loves.
Let it fall into new alcoves to discover ghost harpists igniting juniper knishes.
Get distracted, found, lost. Get silly.
PLAY CATEGORIES 
This is a word game where you think of words that fit in certain categories and start with certain letters. Here is How to play.

Draw your grid, four cells by four cells.
Your categories across the tops of your four columns are:

Words related                  Embellishments                Synonyms              Made-up words
to show biz                      (up to you to define)         for "fix"                  (must include definition)

Your rows get these four letters:
P
I
G
S

Now, fill in the cells, a word related to show biz beginning with P, an embellishment beginning with P...
A word related to show biz beginning wtih I
A word related to show biz beginning with G
...

Post your answers in the comments section by July 13 for capricious adjudication and assignment of …