November 16, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Judy Shepps Battle




King of the Nuclear Hill



Dictator vs. Bully

vie for King of the Nuclear Hill

not caring how many innocents

die in the process


Young madman vs. aging dotard

demand we worship guided missiles

and eulogize Apollo


Pickets protest in the streets

athletes kneel during national anthem

still the insanity continues


God died

a long time ago






Crone Commentary




more time spent in silence

more time with time itself


a buffet of perfection

a dinner invitation extended

I accept


Breathing in

   I am creation

I am eternity

I am here now


Breathing out

molecules fall free

cells follow

form disappears


no heartbeat

no DNA

no regret


time invites me to cross over

“Over what?” I ask

“there is no divide.”






Judy Shepps Battle

Judy Shepps Battle has been writing essays and poems long before retiring from being a psychotherapist and sociology professor. She is a New Jersey resident, addictions specialist, consultant and freelance writer. Her poems have been accepted in a variety of publications including Ascent Aspirations; Barnwood Press; Battered Suitcase; Caper Literary Journal; Epiphany Magazine; Joyful; Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine; Raleigh Review; Rusty Truck; Short, Fast and Deadly; the Tishman Review, and Wilderness House Literary Press.

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