poetry What’s in a Name?
What’s in a Name?
(Oh, to Jack Smith)
By Carol Kanter
Our hero claims no Montague nobility.
But he has surely garnered enemies,
entrenched and deaf as Capulets
to Juliette’s truth, to proof beyond
all doubt about a fellow’s worth.
They rage, captured, blinded
by gold glitz, a-shimmy with
a glut of presumed power.
But now our Special guy
unmasks no-guilt pleas,
details crimes, insists
focused clearly on
no one stands
above the law.
Carol Kanter’s poetry has appeared in over seventy literary journals and anthologies. FinishingLine Press published her first two chapbooks: “Out of Southern Africa,” and “Chronicle of Dog.” Peterborough Poetry Project published her third, “Of Water.” Carol and her photographer husband have paired poems and photographs from their travels and published them in four coffee-table type books. (See www.DualArtsPress.com.) She is a
psychotherapist in private practice. She has a B.A. in biology, an M.A. in clinical social work, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Her book And Baby Makes Three explores the emotional transitions to parenthood.