by R. Bremner
Another Sunday. Where do all the weeks go? I’ll go to Mass. Pray for my son to be happy, healthy, successful. and to win the Nobel Prize and be a great man. Pray for my wife to be happy, healthy, successful. and for her paintings to win awards. Pray for my living relatives to be happy, healthy, successful. Pray for my living friends to be happy, healthy, successful. Pray for my late relatives and late friends to forgive me my inattention and negligence, and to be happy with the Lord in heaven. Pray for the infirm that I know or that I meet to be made comfortable and in less pain. Pray that my books will sell and that I am recognized as America’s greatest poet. Pray to win the lottery and then soon die. Another Sunday. Where did that last week go?
R. Bremner writes of incense, peppermints, and the color of time in such venues as International Poetry Review, Anthem: a Leonard Cohen Tribute Anthology, Jerry Jazz Musician, Paterson Literary Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Climate of Opinion: Sigmund Freud in Poetry, and others.
Ron appeared in the legendary first issue of the Passaic Review in 1979, an issue which also featured Allen Ginsberg.
His careers have included stints as cab driver, security guard, truck unloader, and forty-year computer programmer. He is a three-time winner in the Allen Ginsberg Awards, though not first place.