a sexy upgrade from the clichéd
men’s size eleven cross trainers

a pair of nude pumps
hang from the power line

suspended for our own
public fascination

muted wind chimes
in the haze

near the street light
dancing gently in the slow breeze

waiting for the feet of an angel
or something better


bill campana made his debut on december 8, 1955. disappointed with his early attempts at life, he abandoned his native bedford, ohio for phoenix, arizona. disappointed with his early attempts at writing poetry, he abandoned the craft for 20 years before returning with focus and purpose in 1997. writing poetry with the intent of reading it aloud in public, he has called many venues “home” in the 18 years since, hosting and participating in poetry slams and poetry open mics (more often than not). bill is currently at {9} the gallery on phoenix’s legendary grand avenue, hosting the open mic portion of the caffeine corridor poetry series, now in its 7th year. this is his 3rd collection of poetry.

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