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Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

Crafting wings out of wax and poems from the underground, Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea is a dreamlike voyage through poetic narrative format, blurring the line between poetry and fiction. Exploring the frenetic lives of Mexican cowboys, robots, sultans, Greek gods, and convenience store clerks, Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea shatters preconceived notions of poetry and instead offers a more accessible strain of literary free flow.

Table of Contents

Why Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea?

The city

Robert’s Prison

A Good Day

The Big Shot

Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

On the Trail of Ibn Battuta

The Three Amigos

El Mexicano

The Two Xs

The Muscle

In the vault of the keeper of dreams

The Secret

Ask the ’stache

The Method

In the Dojo

Who’s going to fulfill my unreasonable expectations?

The Sultan Poems

The Sultan’s Heart

In the Petticoat’s Palace

The Sultan’s Epiphany

In Petticoat’s Kingdom

By Day


In Search of Another Ending

Her Return

Where the Garden Used to Be

A Gift for Rats and Spiders

The Sandstorm

What the rat reads in the corner of the dungeon

They Tremble

By Night

The Palace’s Story

He Sees Water in the Desert

She Leaves a Poem in His Parapet

Look Upon This with Full Eyes, Prince

The Sultan Wakes

Best Before

Just the Handshake

The Drop

The Big Thaw

The Failed Experiment

All Your Questions

The Last Generation

The Great Indian

Crash landing


A brief history of Gandhi

We Love Robot

Some Thoughts on Some Poems

Special Thanks

About the Author

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