The Bucklodge Flag Stop and Other Poems

 
9781450598088: The Bucklodge Flag Stop and Other Poems

George Miller writes every day on the Maryland Rail Commuter between his home in Western Maryland and his job in the District of Columbia. This small book of verse, the product of the last several years, follows the rail line up the river from Washington through Bucklodge, Sandy Hook, South Mountain, and Cumberland. Eleven short pieces: Pooch ("My exwife's exhusband's exwife's ex left her left him left her left me thirteen dogs."), A Campaign Ribbon ("Six points, a green disk, a gold star, a white star, gherkin green and pale white stripes, three red ray flames consume a splintered country."), A Day at the Office of Management and Budget ("Budget season, when the wonks and gnomes gather at 17th and Pennsylvania to fabricate the ledgers."), The Bucklodge Flag Stop ("The blizzard of '81, a grade on a curve in a snow storm is no place to stop a train."). And a long one, a family's struggle in the wake of the Vietnamese war: A Good Day to Transplant the Daylilies ("I sit at the breakfast table working on the Sunday crossword when my eyes drift to a purple finch on the bird feeder outside my window and then to my son Randy's first grade drawing still taped on the refrigerator after so many years.").

Also by George Miller: Wrap Your Ass in Fiberglass, A Novel.

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George Miller writes every day on the Maryland Rail Commuter between his home in Barnesville, Maryland, and his job in the District of Columbia. He is fortunate to live in western Montgomery County where the artists and writers in the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project and the Boyds Writers Group provide invaluable support and feedback. You may also wish to read his novel: Wrap Your Ass in Fiberglass. Two Washington lawyers exchange barbs, blows, and bodily fluids as they litigate the disability claim of a disgruntled government employee.

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