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Two Poems by Reuben Jackson

Long Distance Love A friend sendsA picture of three chickensStanding in a kind ofFormationOn a road whereThe snow has begunTo retreat FunnyI tell herI was singing...

Four Poems by John Monagle

BLACKOUT I know you are cold,motionless under covers holding the warmthso that freeze won't seep into your skin.I know you are cold,on the sofa under...

Two Poems by Dreama Frisk

Sister in the Groves In the darkness of an early morning,In the chill of a tropical winter,My car trails the work busAlong narrow, sandy roads. The...

Awareness: Three Variations on a Theme by Cliff Bernier

Imagining Imagine light unpeelinglike appleskin,or a cloud of crowscircling,from a woodland pondreflectingtrees aboveregarding me with wonder,imagining me. Awakening See morning unpeellike an orange,loop the merry-go-round sun andonceagainchurn...

Four Poems by Gregory McGreevey

Lightning Bugs Branched bogs, a curiously quietafternoon, rapt, mad with heat.We keep throwing rocks, despitethe moans, the pleas,still,after cursing turns to begging,untillightning bugs dot the...

Two Poems by Chris Biles

Etched protectedand unprotectedpartsmake the wholemake the art pour on the acidthe chemicalsfeel the burnfeel the boiling consumptiondepletiondestruction or just watch it from beneath the quiet balmof secrecy and...

Three Poems by Susan Mockler

Auguryafter Relative by Sam Gilliam The sky washes over me, enticing,bursting open with orange and teal, a cleansing becoming more vibrantfrom west to east. Soft, like...

Three Poems by Anant Dhavale

Crimson What makestonight's tropical wind so coldI wonder how the trees will surviveCome and kill me, engulf mein your wild currentsin you, I have heard,...

Two Poems by Anneliese Donstad

all we have is desperate hope and astrology charts I want to capture this moment where we interlace our arms around each otherstanding beneath ursa...

Three Poems by Michele Keane-Moore

The Parabolic Flight of the Hummingbird I will hypnotize you With my ecstatic flight, Back and forth, Flashing ruby red. Casting my spell to declare All of this mine-- The flowers,...

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Three Poems by Claudia Gary

Shadow Selfie Projected onto shalebut rooted in this planet,we long to countervailthe weight of sandstone, granite,and metamorphic rocks.We welcome paradox. Our presence is a maskagainst the...

Collections by Gail Atwater

Collections My childhood collectionsstamps from every countryplaced neatly in a booktiny porcelain cats in a boxand stories about their livesthat made sense Fifty years later, I...

Wish to be Wind by Garrett Souliere

Wish to Be Wind Two men come,With man-built instruments;They laid on the groundTarps, big, blue, stretchedCanvases collect whatwas left of this year's trees. Brown blankets breakWet...
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