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Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, London, A Night Out: The Underground

12.31.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, vox poetica originals by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags London, A Night Out: The Underground By Fischer Lawrence They were so tastefully dressed  So artfully obsessed  And their clearance Made the distance seem more. Stepping into the Underground  The wind ripped  Their sight right from my eyes There was no pause to consider. An act of God  The insurance […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, This Side of Nordkanalallee

12.30.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags This Side of Nordkanalallee By Robert Cory Espiedjust above the rooftopsposed,calendar perfect,sliver of a moonconspicuous as chalk on the blackboard,cryptic as a rune.Twilight’s hushedall the fetching flower boxes’lavenders and blues,imperially scattered amongstthe regnant Robespierre redssome four stories shyall attornedto the fall of nightwhere streetlamp glows hosted cultsof winged creaturesemphatically come […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, A Rose Is Not a Rose

12.29.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags A Rose Is Not a Rose By Rosalyn Marhatta Her body tells stories of warrior days; a rose tattoo high on her thigh betrays her as plaid knife pleats slide out of place when she opens her legs remembering silk sheets, peacock fans, coffee in demitasse cups. That rose tattoo […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, Red Velvet (Holiday Love)

12.29.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags Red Velvet (Holiday Love) By Jimmi Ware I stood across the room at this holiday gathering I sipped champagne and he was staring Interrupting my ability to think He sent an air toast to accompany my drink Decorations for this festive occasion Everyone dressed to the nines, you know? I […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, How sweet!

12.28.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags How sweet! By Joan McNerney After bathing in bubble gum, Mary Jane unties ribbon candy from bags of chocolate kisses. Sky colored by yellow, pink & blue cotton candy clouds. Marshmallow chicks hide behind spearmint leaves. Jelly beans sprout along fields of candy corn. Caramel apples, lemon drops, orange slices […]