In My Neighborhood
On Hollywood I heard a cardinal call to his mate
On Cardinal I saw a movie star on vacation.
Pine trees abound on Sycamore
& maples bud on Oakwood.
There are only robins & jays
on Partridge & Quail.
& there is no academy on Grove
‘though there is a grove on Academy.
Dan Wilcox is the host of the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center in Albany, N.Y. and is a member of the poetry performance group “3 Guys from Albany”. As a photographer, he claims to have the world’s largest collection of photos of unknown poets. He has been a featured reader at all the important poetry venues in the Capital District & throughout the Hudson Valley and is an active member of Veterans for Peace. He also publishes poetry under the imprint, A.P.D. (albany’s poetic device, another pleasant day, etc.). His own poems have been published in Post Traumatic Press 2007, Chronogram, Poetica and most recently in the anthology American Society: What Poets See, in other small press journals and anthologies, on the internet, as broadsides & in self-published chapbooks. His chapbook boundless abodes of Albany published by Benevolent Bird Press of Delmar, NY is available for Kindle from Amazon. His latest book Gloucester Notes is available from FootHills Publishing.