Monthly Archives: September 2018

Read Poem: Halfway up the Hill by Jeff Hartzer

A giant hawk screams warning I whistle back then the dog barks then the Volkswagen lies dead in the woods right there It happens that way on Sundays out walking with God Then the Volkswagen lies smashed and dead papers … Continue reading

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Read Poem: MINE, YOURS, A MOTHER’S HATE by Niki Bell

There is no equal to or greater than A Mother’s Love Safety and Protection Let us understand what it is first, not last A lioness There is no greater gift Or symbolic universal feeling of connection The harmonic bond of … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Egypt’s Shifting Sands by Helen Whitten

I’ve stood in Tahrir Square, felt the dusty heat, done deals on street corners with scruffy boys adept at currency arithmetic, seen the Pyramids at sunset after the inevitable visit to a papyrus shop, taken a horse into the desolate … Continue reading

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Read Poem: FAT IS NOT WHO I AM by L. Gresty

I know that you see me, you cannot help that My backsides much bigger, Than your massive hat… You think ‘cause I’m over, the mass of my grocer I must be a horrible bitch. A hunny that’s heavy, with legs … Continue reading

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Read Poem: U’re pretty by Lamar Johnson

You are beautiful. Models and concubines bow their heads where you walk, Flowers wilt, and die, knowing and recognizing their ugliness. The Seas part – they are not worthy of touching you. The Clouds encompass the sky, smothering all in … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Laughter on the Outside by John Collings

I have forgot what it means to be dry Because I have lived in this rain too long. I hope my personal weather will sigh, Allowing the time with the sun the time to be strong. Until then I will … Continue reading

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Read Poem: A Stomach Filled With Poison by Matt Nagin

1 Always I return to the emptiness, the lack of vigor, and the arrow in the safari smile; always I am once more among the hunters and magic spears, cyclops wardens, anvils in the ravine; always with the suns smashed … Continue reading

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