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Lament

12.18.14 Posted in today's words by

Jeanette Cheezum’s most recent poem to appear here was After the Epitaph (November 2014). Lament By Jeanette Cheezum Love surrounded us in this room. You changed my future and kept me from being lonely. With each heartbeat, it seemed as though time had stood still. I can’t leave this house; you are in ever inch. […]


The Conclusions of an Older Brother

12.17.14 Posted in today's words by

Charles Clifford Brooks III’s most recent poem to appear here was Overlooking Tom’s Garden (November 2014). The Conclusions of an Older Brother By Charles Clifford Brooks III There is talk of deep roots, water, born from, being married into, family. I only see: Loyalty, compassion, revenge, a particular strain of DNA. It is more than […]


Summer Chill

12.16.14 Posted in today's words by

Laura Zucca-Scott’s most recent poem to appear here was In the Shadows (November 2014). Summer Chill By Laura Zucca-Scott There is something about the cold In the summer that Catches you suddenly Impassive You reach out Shivering Heartbreak Can be mended But never forgotten


The Soup of Us

12.15.14 Posted in today's words by

Mary Meriam’s poem Survivor’s Prayer appeared here in November 2014. The Soup of Us By Mary Meriam Couldn’t I stir the pot of you To make the soup of us? Of course I could, you say Handing back the ladle To make the soup of us The farmers drop their seeds Handing back the ladle […]


Fallow

12.14.14 Posted in today's words by

Don Thompson wrote this poem. Fallow By Don Thompson This field, fallow for years, has lost its memory. Though rife with dead weeds like unkempt hair, no new seed will germinate in it, as if soil could suffer dementia. A few phantom cornstalks remain from a season so long ago no one remembers if the […]