Mel GoldbergMel Goldberg

Born 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Currently resides in Ajijic, Mexico
Mel taught literature and writing in California, Illinois, Arizona and as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher at Stanground College in Cambridgeshire, England.  After selling most of their possessions, he traveled with his artist wife in a small motor home for seven years throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.
(portrait painted by his wife, Bev Kephart)


supermarket line
the old man ahead
searches for exact change


cancer test
the doctor asks
if I am religious


black stone monument
I touch the names of comrades
I never knew


coins in the fountain
the wish
I did not make

Heron’s Nest  Volume XIV, Issue 4 · September 2012


New Year's Eve
after a few drinks
we promise to change

A Hundred Gourds  December 2014