Monthly Archives: November 2018

Read Poem: Beloved Daughter by Fikayo Balogun

It was a summer evening the breeze turned leaves into jellyfishes ran across grasses and I crushed blades beneath my feet on my way to find love. Love pulled me by my crown pinned my face to the rocky scales … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Birthday Poem for D by Serena Solin

What I wanted to give you I thought of as a mouth organ, something I’d seen, not in dream, we never dreamed—dab rig & shatter. I thought better in the glass safe they call “the elevator bank.” What on earth … Continue reading

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Read Poem: CHILD’S PLAY by Dan Liberthson

I play the World Series with marbles on our vine-laced Persian carpet: its palaces are bases, its bowers become dugouts where my heroes’ cards wait for their manager’s hand. I play both sides, home and away, hitter and fielder—as always … Continue reading

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Read Poem: yellow by Andrew Liu

sometimes you come in my dreams. i can feel your warmth, locked in your soft embrace. there’s a tug on my heart and i feel so safe. you are my shelter. i could spend an eternity here, because when i’m … Continue reading

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Read Poem: A Prayer Away by: Diamantina Browdy

Although I can’t be near you You cannot hear my voice My hugs I used to give to you Are memories in your thoughts The way we used to laugh The times we used to play Seemed like only yesterday … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Confessed by Marianne Joseph

Genre: Love, Pain (A Man’s Words) There’s something about her That makes me miss her Everytime she goes away. I don’t know if it’s her loving smile Or the way she stands, Her head held high, Dignified. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Terwa by Matthew J. Thornton

“Terwa? What’s Terwa?” my mother asked. “POP!” She slapped me as I reached for a glass. The thump of her hand made my hand quake. But dry tears were the hoax and I was the fake. My temper may flare; … Continue reading

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