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Please take a moment to check out Art Coelho’s amazing art work at his site

by clicking HERE. The art work is breathtaking.  Art Coelho is multi-

talented.  He is also a master poet and writer of fiction.  You can also read his

bio and see some of his books from Seven Buffaloes Press by clicking the link




Without The Wild Side of Creation,

The Fire Goes Flat


For Art Coelho

Mentor, Friend

The Title, His Words


You taught me how

to poke it, stoke it,

pour whiskey on it,

keep it roaring hot.


It ain’t pretty, slick

or academic; it learns

lessons from crickets


coyotes howling

by bedrolls, hoboes,

coal trains in the night.


Pork and beans

around a ring

sticks ticking

hissing bark–


nails shooting

popping hot blue

stories after dark.


A good student,

I will never let

the wild eyed girl

burn out.


I won’t let the bastards

take the flame;  I won’t

let them piss it down

to embers.


Pistols in my lines,

thunder in my stomach,

thick brown gravy

on an old tin plate.


Sparks flying

from my lips,

I tip my hat

to the master,


then pass the flask

to the next

one in line.


We’ll go down

flinging fire

through the grate.

Julie Buffaloe-Yoder


This poem was originally posted at Rusty Truck.   Hop over and take a look

at all the fine poetry over there.  Thanks for reading!



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