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The Keening Curlew, by Bill Mumford

Hail, blown by Artic Maritime wind Stings. Westmorland whitens, all sound freezes. I take shelter in a silent lime kiln Stone cold. No fire here, all warmth has been mined. Pulled my dog close- wary with unease Numbed. Quiet, waiting … Continue reading

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Ghost of You, by Lucia Irvine

Do you want to, Come over later? I hear myself say y e s. It tastes sour in my mouth, I didn’t like lemons until I met you. I recount the time you smashed a bottle millimetres from my face, … Continue reading

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Ben-Hur: From Here to Eternity, by Lampropoulou Athanasia

Cleft in twain now looking for my M(ark) launching of my Odyssey but there awaits the narc! “Be a goodfella now,” he said “not a raging bull” in a titanic set. Lost in translation and bearing my se7en sins I’ve … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Dancing With My Shadows, by Mena Oktariyana

By Mena Oktariyana Here, I’m dancing with my shadows forget about my battle against yesterday bury all sadness that I hope can fly away I, follow the rhythm you play and keep dancing with devils inside me whispering and whispering … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Scared, by Michael Jackson

You should be scared Scared of symmetrical smiles of mystical eyes white teeth breath purified Of have a nice days the month of May Everything okay? Yeah, everything’s okay Of positive thinkers steady blinkers gnomes in gardens clean-cut shavers Of … Continue reading

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Read Poem: An Old Lady Goes Grocery Shopping, by Joan McNerney

First of all, it is difficult to express how much I hate this crappy store plus facing so many sour looks. Can only purchase a few things because of all those stairs I must climb getting to my apartment. First … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Singles Awareness Day, by Hiker Angel

Categories: Love, Hurt, Painful The Darkest heart of winter’s chill chokes out the hollow monstrous day, its tendrils slithering to fill. Rapacious, snaking, gasping gill, in waters deep where wicked prey, the Darkest heart of winter’s chill. Its teeth plunge, … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Cold, by Linda Jordan

Stealing along a darkened road; it’s path crooked Fleeting around trees, leaves shivering in its wake, grass frozen mid-bow in homage Inspecting, watchful, it’s purpose clear A lone traveler comes; hungry for warmth A house in the darkness; to the … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Can’t you see?, by Mary V. Saenko

Title: Can’t you see? Author: Mary V. Saenko Genre(s): dark, long, sad, painful, hurt, life I want to be liked. When I look at myself in the mirror, All I feel is shame. I am ashamed of what I look … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Parlors, by John Glass

My neighbor was a member of a gang, the Latin Kings. My neighbor sits to my right, but had lived downstairs. My neighbor reminds me of Junior, real country folk, who attended my great-uncle’s wake back in Bama, some twenty … Continue reading

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