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The Garden of Matisse

08.31.16 Posted in today's words by

The Garden of Matisse By Lise Colas Just a space on a studio wall, a sway of shapes against dazzling white, your bold hands like rakes combing at seaweed, shaping colours from light, lucid patterns of ecstasy spill into a medusa ballet chasing the tail of a parakeet into a stab of pleasure cut out […]

The Beginning of Forever

08.30.16 Posted in today's words by

Frieda Landau’s most recent poem to appear here was “All Hands on Deck” (June 2015)  The Beginning of Forever By Frieda Landau A smile . . .      a glance . . .     a not so accidental        touch of hands . . .

Treasure Hunt

08.29.16 Posted in today's words by

Austin Wallace’s most recent poem to appear here was “To a Friend” (July 2016)  Treasure Hunt By Austin Wallace On my 17th birthday I remember you left me clues all over town because love should be fun not flat like champagne on New Year’s Day. You left me a message to look in my glove […]

Fresh Red Paint

08.28.16 Posted in today's words by

Gary Priest’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Hill” (June 2016)  Fresh Red Paint By Gary Priest Tragedy will hatch with an ominous crack from these manufactured eggs. Aborted fortune runs its slippery fingers, like unwanted attention across the skin. A half-life is smeared in tabloid black across your eyes like fresh cement. […]

Die Fledermaus (the bat)

08.27.16 Posted in today's words by

Ilona Martonfi’s most recent poem to appear here was “Earth from a cellar” (July 2016)  Die Fledermaus (the bat) By Ilona Martonfi In the noise, in the house, apa, father, nails the bat to a board. “A bat’s claws could catch in a girl’s hair,” he says. It was you who ran and told apa. Found the […]

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