Tony Pena

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Artwork by Gene McCormick

Beating the block

A once in a blue
moon poem unfurling 
with a lucky streak 
of words like unbeatable 
combinations pulled 
from a deck of cards 
blessed by Saint Jude
the night he won 
the Brooklyn Bridge 
in a game of poker
after which he drove 
a cherry red mustang 
over the Brooklyn bound 
span heading east of Eden 
with a golden hearted whore 
riding shotgun and a dog 
eared bible wearing tire 
tracks in the rear view mirror.


Tony Pena was selected as 2017-2018 Poet Laureate for the city of Beacon, New York. 
A new volume of poetry and flash fiction, Blood and Beats and Rock n Roll, is available now at Amazon.