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… It’s Hard, It Seems, to Leave Right

07.27.13 Posted in today's words by

Steven Minchin’s most recent poem to appear here was Taking Over Me (June 2013).  … It’s Hard, It Seems, to Leave Right By Steven Minchin Sometimes I have to leave twice It seems, it’s in my nature I guess the first time I don’t get it right It’s hard It seems, to get it right … 


Ten Days at Sea

07.26.13 Posted in today's words by

Miguel Jacq is a French-Australian poet and photographer. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he runs (some say ruins) an IT business. His first poetry collection, Black Coat City, was released in print and e-books in February 2013 (presumably the critical acclaim is drunk in a bar somewhere). Miguel’s work has appeared online or in […]


Even the Dark Night Sings the Shiva Song

07.25.13 Posted in today's words by

Sy Roth’s most recent poem to appear here was Teasing Them Answerless(April 2013). Even the Dark Night Sings the Shiva SongBy Sy Roth Even the dark night sings the shiva song.Rain patters a soft refrain against the roof.The windows weep in long mascara-running drips. Inside they gather round the cakes,fill their mouths to bursting with macadamia […]


Scheherazade

07.25.13 Posted in words to linger on by

Kyle Newman’s poem The Price appeared here in June 2013. ScheherazadeBy Kyle Newman When I was a young man with my face unshaven and smoke on my breath,I drank alone, gazing into space, rubbing my temples. You spokethrough the book on tape playing from the stereo in the kitchen, and whenyou paused at a tense moment in […]


The Old Hippies

07.24.13 Posted in today's words by

Louis Gallo’s most recent poem to appear here was Bad News (June 2013). The Old HippiesBy Louis Gallo The old hippiesHave lost their hair, teeth, and spines.They sit on lawn chairs in BajaAnd dream of Woodstock and Altamont.They chant peace, groovy, o wowAs they pass the jointsAnd listen to The Dead on refurbishedWalkmans; The Dead and “Light My […]


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