Monthly Archives: March 2021

Read Poem: June 04, 2020 in Buffalo, NY, by E. I. Q.

Not a single heart among a nameless, faceless, uniformed mob Informed by a system intent to do more harm than good Uninformed of the way in which they wear a uniform that makes them see monsters beneath every hood And … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: THE CLEARING, by Janice Konstantinidis

Performed by Val Cole POEM: There was a special place at the end of the orchard, where a small clearing with a clump of young trees, hovered just above the creek. The child loved to come here. She loved the … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: SHAMED INTO SILENCE, by Soyini Crenshaw

Performed by Val Cole POEM: Shame, Shame go away I don’t want you any day Shamed into Silence… My spirit was dehumanized Shamed into Silence… By the words of my grandma “It’s yo’ own fault y’ know mens cain’t control … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: SENSES, by Detelina Stamatova

Performed by Val Cole POEM: I see like the sky sees— Winding rivers, peaks, small bushes, tall trees… A reality surrounded by all shades of purples and golds, Humanity held together by unseen yet powerful bonds. I hear like the … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: HUMANS DRIVE HUMANITY by Grace P.

Performed by Val Cole POEM: I wonder where you are Wherever you are The place is beautiful The place knew an angel was approaching I wonder what’s your thought Whatever it reached That point is now purified That point got … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: FROM A TO B, by John Deacon

Performed by Val Cole POEM: The snow has just begun to fall thick enough to leave footprints – My footprints – first to mark this snow. From A where I began to B where I finished Mine were the first … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: ARBOREALITY, by Martin Cox

Performed by Val Cole POEM: Standing in Line. Eyes front. No acknowledgment. Robotic recruits Uniforms pressed. Knife-edge creases. Summer sunshine. Corona causation. Shoes shone. Reflective leather. Bows tied. Tarsal protection. Cobbled, with a mirror image. No one speaks. Wordless. Mute. … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: DREAM, by Acquanetta Moore

Performed by Val Cole POEM: the dream the reality the ghettos the insanity the inhumanity look at the world’s state poverty look how power rapes could I take dirty water under the poorest living conditions still praying, hoping, wishing dreaming … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: DIVINE COMEDY, by Ron Kolm

Performed by Val Cole POEM: Let’s take a walk You said. Okay, I said. And here we are High above the East River On a pedestrian walkway On the Triboro Bridge Hiking from Astoria To Randall’s Island As rush-hour traffic … Continue reading

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POETRY Reading: CLARITY, by Arden Lassalle

Performed by Val Cole Poem: If only I could see with a mind without Distractions. what would I see would I see me what would I do would I take a knife and then take a life would I see … Continue reading

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