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Scraps of the World

10.25.12 Posted in today's words by

Bobbi Sinha-Morey lives in California. Scraps of the WorldBy Bobbi Sinha-Morey It was like having smallscraps of the worldunder my bed. In a dressbox spilling over the edgewere old pictures, dozensof lost faces I’d sift throughthat would drift beneathmy dreams when I slept.Their images would makea shape around me likea grandmother’s embrace,and their song of […]


Walking on Eggshells

10.25.12 Posted in words to linger on by

Audra Ralls was born and raised in Oklahoma. Beyond writing, her passions include teaching at Jones Middle School and spending quality time with her son Reese. Poetry and short stories are her creative outlet. Visit her blog.Walking on EggshellsBy Audra Ralls“Mama, let’s play!” tiny voice shouts, door slamming.Tired smile replies, “Shhh baby. We must walk on […]


Wednesday Did Come Again

10.24.12 Posted in today's words by

G David Schwartz is the former president of Seedhouse, an online faith committee. He is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue (1994) and Midrash and Working Out of the Book (2004). David currently volunteers at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati, and he continues to write. His new book Shards and Verse (2011) is available in stores and online. Wednesday Did […]


On a Southbound Train

10.23.12 Posted in today's words by

Laura Zucca-Scott’s most recent poem to appear here was A Time of War (July 2012). On a Southbound TrainBy Laura Zucca-Scott It felt goodRiding on a southbound trainListening to old tunesPlaying close to the heartIgniting the mind Italian sunScorching through the grimy glassBlinding a soulToo tired to thinkOf all that had beenOf all that will be It […]


The Caretaker

10.22.12 Posted in today's words by

Marc Carver’s most recent poem to appear here was Cat (September 2012). The CaretakerBy Marc Carver Pinter talks to me from the grave.Now i understand why i could not shake off those words.Whatever i did, they stayed. Millions of people have heard those wordsand they meant nothing to them.They mean everything to me.Five years is all it […]