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Uncertain gift

02.25.12 Posted in today's words by

KK Singh’s most recent poem to appear here was All the fallen girls all these broken girls (September 2011). Uncertain giftBy KK Singh I made this pendantwith you in mind,bits of colored glassfused together.Now I see it is delicate,pretty, but inconsequential.What will it mean to you?I fear it will meanall that hasn’t beenall that isn’t enough.Rather than beautyyou […]

To the One That Got Away

02.24.12 Posted in today's words by

Ray Sharp’s most recent poem to appear here was The Ballad of Anna Leigh, published as part of Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags in December 2011. To the One That Got AwayBy Ray Sharp I had a new poem on the line,but I did not set the hookwith deft and timely flicksof my wood and graphite rod.I […]

The Topography of a Face

02.23.12 Posted in today's words by

Harris Tobias’ most recent poem to appear here was On Making a PDF (January 2012). The Topography of a FaceBy Harris Tobias I smile and my face shatters like a dishWho can read the topography of a lifeThe tectonic plates of sorrow and lossShift and split beyond all recognitionThe pattern of life livedHas etched its jagged way across […]

Eurydice’s Stones

02.23.12 Posted in words to linger on by

This poem was inspired by “Eurydice,” an adaptation by Sarah Ruhl. And this is Ronald Fischman’s first poem to appear at vox poetica! Eurydice’s Stones By Ronald Fischman laughing like stonesfallingin percussive 3-3-2mocking deathlaughing is not allowed must talk like stonessoft likepores in your skin openingwhat would they have to saycreative ways, perhaps,to tell you […]


02.22.12 Posted in today's words by

Shelby Breen’s most recent poem to appear here was Breathing (July 2009). BullyBy Shelby Breen Betrayed, alonenot knowingwhere to go Fearful, unwantedafraid to make the slightest movementto awaken the vultures Gone, forevertoo late to change what you causedtoo late to take back my pain

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