Monthly Archives: April 2021

Read Poem: SPREAD, by Maggie McCartney

Young girls are what you seem to deem, Smooth, unaware of their pristine. Flat to bone, spines forming rocky paths, Easy footstools for you to pass. No weeds have grown forth to block their kingdoms, So you fantasize at night, … Continue reading

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Read Poem: CEDAR OSPREY, by Linton Robinson

Forget this mask, it can wait it out In a cedar box, wrapped in furs, It only gathers strength unseen Buried, it might sprout Might send up concentric rings of shoots like a circle of whips lost in the forest … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Branded, by Joan Gelfand

Lowing, she is jolted. Free roaming once, now branded “Triple SSS” ranch. She masticates new grass, Her bell clanging a song she longs to escape. Up in San Francisco, the young flourish, workforce warriors Pray like hell to survive, to … Continue reading

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Read Poem: A HANDFUL OF POEMS LEFT UNDER A STONE, by Carles Pàmies

THE SEA 1. The faint chirp of rubbing balls -empty basins of fearful eyesfor that engulfed by the foam, the roar of the sea the howl of the water. Force. 2. How he gets mad how the man howls when … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Breaking, by Marika MacLean

If it’s any comfort to you The sun and the moon will continue to fill the sky, Day and night If it brings you peace Your despair will not cease the incessant flow of all rivers and streams, bodies of … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Mirrorman, by tjbarkwill

David is cooking. David watches TV. Disparages the show. Doorbell rings. He opens the door, onto himself. Shocked. They both are. Confused. They both are. The one outside comes inside. He sits. The other one who, even now, thinks of … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Highkey, by tjbarkwill

I am not a murderer. I am not a killer. I am not an assassin. I do not take lives. I do a job. A simple job. I wait for a message. The message comes. The message tells me Where … Continue reading

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Read Poem: The Renewal of Faith at 34°, 3’, 8” North, and 118°, 14’, 37” West, 12,000 kilometers from an Aedicul, by tjbarkwill

The Priest fell broken from the sky Blood still fresh on his lips Shadows of a ruined city catch him. Disciples gather, Gathering, lift him high. His eyes, flutter, reflect the allAbove Drained of sustenance, dust sheets draped A white … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Warpath, by tjbarkwill

I told the Indians I wanted peace, But they wouldn’t go for it. Big chief Rising Sun said they were On the warpath, I said it was too hot and I didn’t want to fight anymore, But Charlie was pig-headed. … Continue reading

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Read Poem: forbidden, by Amy Kane

Forgive the glochids. It was you that just couldn’t resist, Longing to taste the neon red, you heard that they tasted like strawberries and raspberries and bubble gum all combined, and you just wanted to find out if it was … Continue reading

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