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Solstice by Ashley Farley

Solstice by Ashley Farley
Solstice by Ashley Farley The summer has ended, Peppermint men with alstormeric bouquets And lavendar women hiding it under their arms, leaving the scented breeze as their ransom note. the tiny hairs creeping from the…

Chances by Bob Lind

Chances by Bob Lind
Chances by Bob Lind The stars held still in their places. Below them, the majestic earth Rolled easy through the night, Moving with purpose but in no hurry. On the ground, there were Lilacs and…

Not Fair by Carol Hamilton

Not Fair by Carol Hamilton
Not Fair by Carol Hamilton The children keep bristling like a cornered porcupine, happy to point, complain, run to the playground teacher, they all righteous and aglow. Whole peoples nurse their grievances, and she, too,…

A Note About Chi Chi

A Note About Chi Chi
by Dustin Lowman I remember seeing Chi Chi on the couch curled up into a diagonal oval curled up there all neat and simple and I remember thinking: ‘well you know it’s the simple human…

Maybe by Myrna Stone

Maybe by Myrna Stone
Maybe by Myrna Stone Who first spoke you, word of ambiguity and whimsy? You are loathe to commit, the very soul of supposition while escaping our tongues. From you mayhap, mayhem, the buzz of be…

Huffy by Jim Landwehr

Huffy by Jim Landwehr
Huffy by Jim Landwehr beneath these wheels of my three speed Huffy summit avenue races by – a road taking me and my brothers past the mansions of attorneys brokers and bankers – we are…

Roadside by Theresa Lockhart

Roadside by Theresa Lockhart
Roadside by Theresa Lockhart People used to flick cassettes from car windows, Keep driving, laughing, rejecting songs no Longer worth hearing, in their opinion. Roadside ribbons blow casually upward, Pretending they are attached to balloons…

Veils by Sindhu Verma

Veils by Sindhu Verma
Veils by Sindhu Verma Veils of so many colors, Dressing windows and wounds, Opaque, thick, heavy Fluid, translucent, transparent, Thick, heavy, dusty, Flimsy, paper-thin, perforated. Embroidered, embellished Torn and frayed, For every time and every…

Exile by Howie Good

Exile by Howie Good
The Offering by Sky Black Exile by Howie Good Looking serious and faintly melancholy, a grounded sparrow gazes skyward, a little feather hat in hues of brown tending toward gold. ### Howie Good’s latest poetry…

Akizuki by Joe Helmick

Akizuki by Joe Helmick
Akizuki by Joe Helmick Once a year the cherry blossoms burst into view lining the promenades and chic avenues. All the while people stroll and exclaim how Nature in her wonder endures such fame. With…

Fineapple by Amy Ho

Fineapple by Amy Ho
Fineapple by Amy Ho If you were a fruit, You’d be a Fineapple. You make the others all Uglyfruit, Acting like Bittermelon. You are my Starfruit. You’re perfectly ripe for picking, Sweet enough to eat…

Boxes by S Wallace

Boxes by S Wallace
Boxes by S Wallace She lives her life In boxes Inaccessible compartments Withholding from herself Old experiences New ventures Boxed up Boxes shrink her world She does not have the will To unpack To divest…

Anima by Witty Fay

Anima by Witty Fay
Airship Maximus by Mike Savad Anima by Witty Fay There is a book ladder growing out of my right cheek Piercing the flesh of the ceiling, Smiling at the translucent bulb Of yellowish glow around…

Drill by Steve Klepetar

Drill by Steve Klepetar
Drill by Steve Klepetar Another day and we’re huddled behind glass, waiting for silence to return. A girl shivers in this icy sound, exposed beneath long wisps of hair. A gray man fiddles with his…

Enough by Tricia McCallum

Enough by Tricia McCallum
Enough by Tricia McCallum A barbecue and swim after work had brought us together around the campfire that summer evening, An impromptu thing teenagers do best: You bring the beer. I’ll bring the chips. I…

Vision by Renee Elton

Vision by Renee Elton
Vision by Renee Elton “The facts of this world seen clearly are seen through tears…” (Margaret Atwood) Tears are not on their eyelashes or cheeks not splashing on their wrists falling like pendants of salty…

chirp by Joseph L. Dahut

chirp by Joseph L. Dahut
chirp by Joseph L. Dahut your laugh bounces like birds in the morning: happily hopeless, bobbing in the summertime dew. ### Joseph L. Dahut is a student at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, where…

Fossils by Elaine Olund

Fossils by Elaine Olund
Fossils by Elaine Olund Look at the ginkgo leaves, scattered like footprints on the wet sidewalk, shaped like duck’s feet rubber-ducky yellow, like childhood. Sometimes I can’t remember things sometimes I can’t forget. My memories…

Uncharted by Kristie Ko

Uncharted by Kristie Ko
Uncharted by Kristie Ko Silverstein questioned where the Sidewalk ends Frost advocated the road Not taken The road is Life, no matter where it bends, wrote Kerouac. And none were mistaken. Sidewalks don’t end; they…
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