Category: Prose/Poetry

Three Poems by Bill Yarrow

Three Poems by Bill Yarrow
Three Poems  By Bill Yarrow TIERRA DEL FUEGO   what I remember most was how dark it was at two in the morning and how angry the air was at two in the morning and the sound of sobbing in the trees at two in the morning and how at two in the morning I... Read more »

Three Poems by Christina Murphy

Three Poems by Christina Murphy
Three Poems  By Christina Murphy                                    the mystic swims to Argentina     the mystic swims to Argentina   smile as life preserver   beliefs in tow as prisoners;   in the sun underneath the water   the mystic... Read more »

Summer, Interrupted by Kelli Christiansen

Summer, Interrupted by Kelli Christiansen
Summer, Interrupted  By Kelli Christiansen   1976   The crackling fire was burning high, orange flames reaching skyward, glowing embers dancing erratically before floating away, dying before they reached the dangling leaves of the large maple that towered above. It was hot. Too hot, even for July. But they wanted to make s’mores. So they... Read more »
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Three Poems by Felino A. Soriano

Three Poems by Felino A. Soriano
Three Poems  By Felino A. Soriano   desire’s meditative motion   of this lyrical                longing or hankering to dissolve              entrusted cycles of               noncompliant remedies   song or whispering long-arm warmth engaging with waist of desire’s antiquated fulcrum                     reciprocating movement leans lunges once gape of physical contact exposes void of modular experimentations of  ... Read more »

Three Poems by Chris Crittenden

Three Poems by Chris Crittenden
Three Poems  By Chris Crittenden     Shadowy Room   dark that pretends to be chairs, and a father and mother no longer dead,   and a sister much younger though not anorexic, and a brother without his suicide.   faux hopes that lack backbone, aping memories:   imitations from the cerebellum’s dime store.   they... Read more »

Two Prose Poems by Howie Good

Two Prose Poems by Howie Good
Two Prose Poems  By Howie Good   first as tragedy, then as farce   The directions said head west on Excelsior, take the third right onto Maple, and continue to Greenfield. No mention at all of cows staring out from behind barbed wire. And such wind! Like the mistaken zeal of Socrates’ executioners. You thought... Read more »
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Where're You From by Judith Kirscht

Where're You From by Judith Kirscht
Where’re You From By Judith Kirscht Why is that so often the first question we ask a stranger? To place him or her geographically, sure, but also in the whole universe of language, culture, and attitudes we associate with place. So it used to be, when people asked me that, I’d mumble apologetically. I longed... Read more »

Teddy Schreck's Dreams by John M. McNamara

Teddy Schreck's Dreams by John M. McNamara
Teddy Schreck’s Dreams By John M. McNamara Copyright 2013     Sitting alone in the farthest booth from the diner’s door, Teddy closed his black, Moleskine notebook and capped his fountain pen, the pearl and black Parker Duofold with royal blue ink, and then turned to watch the three young women sitting on stools at... Read more »

Two Poems by Jim Gustafson

Two Poems by Jim Gustafson
                  Three Streets where I Lived Ridge Terrace crumbles patched with tar small stones break   from the road there is little traffic up or down the hill   years later I grow tall and find no hill at all   Ashland Ave   Elms and oaks... Read more »
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Three Poems by Timothy Ruane

Brass Immortals Swinging on Poles   Peyote punk for naked girls swinging ’round shined brass poles for $205.00, thongs, Bikini pants hot and snorts of cocaine. 45 and I am bent, spiraling toward the morbid cross, hanging For the faithful, not me.  The coffee man, I must drink coffee The dread coffee like the naked... Read more »