portion of the artwork for Joe Donnelly's poetry

Joe Donnelly’s Comments

I find that if someone is loud and annoying on public transportation, writing down what they’re saying can be empowering. The poem “Damien“ is based on this hobby.

“Old Dead Hips” and “Man vs. Box” were observed while leisurely walking in Astoria, NY.

“Invisible man” is based on that one friend out of your group of friends, who grew up much faster than everyone else, but you didn’t really believe them when they talked about mortgages and good schools.

“Dalai Lama” was one of those ideas that just pops in your head and makes you laugh.


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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 53 | Spring/Summer 2019