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Taking Over Me

06.30.13 Posted in today's words by

Steven Minchin’s most recent poem to appear here was … Everything’s Going out Around Me (April 2013). Taking Over MeBy Steven Minchin Anonymity drove me and only mePushed me past sidewalk jazzAnd smiling couples twirling a corner So my name was mine and only mineNot the block’s or an incantationBooming down the street Because I stopped to […]


Frosty Day

06.29.13 Posted in today's words by

Nancy May’s poem First Date appeared here in April 2013. Frosty DayBy Nancy May cold breathes on a cloudremembering icicleshinder a flying kitehoping a ladybirdbathes in a raindropbefore frostskates over a gravetomorrow


Bad News

06.28.13 Posted in today's words by

Louis Gallo’s most recent poem to appear here was Inheritance, published as part of Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags (December 2011). Bad NewsBy Louis Gallo Papa slouchedOn his piano stoolAnd keyed a nocturneMoist with dis-grace notes.OutsideConstellations of darkening bugsEffused ink into the night air,Bespotting its otherwiseClean, linen-fresh caulk. Finising with a bold D-sharp,Papa smiledAnd I too smiledAs […]


Unhappy

06.27.13 Posted in today's words by

Jeanette Cheezum’s most recent poem to appear here was Enticing (December 2012). UnhappyBy Jeanette Cheezum Life is tough when sadnesssurrounds you. Vigilantescome in town thinking theyknow it all. Instead, theycreate more problems dueto their lack of knowledge. Things aren’t alwaysas they are perceived. Relentless people aim toconquer from their ivorytower; not bothering to learnthe facts or take […]


Blue and crisp

06.27.13 Posted in words to linger on by

Charlotte Rauner’s most recent poem to appear here was When I watch as you walk (September 2011). Blue and crispBy Charlotte Rauner I was an oceanin my past life, blueand crisp–filled with a shimmer.Glossy I was, lovely,simple. Possibly endlesslynomadic, possibly free. The worst of thewanted people the darkerones, the tallerones, scare easier thanme, misconstrued ocean. Relentlessly whisperingto […]