It's just poetry, it won't bite


10.26.16 Posted in today's words by

Max Reif’s most recent poem to appear here was “What I Learned From Stamps” (September 2016) Tightrope By Max Reif The past is a tiger in a cage from which it will never be free. The future, a shadow of a shadow. we walk a tightrope over an abyss, buffeted by winds, no parasol, ordinary street […]


10.25.16 Posted in today's words by

Julie Ellinger Hunt’s most recent poem to appear here was “Threading the Needle” (July 2016)  Soon. By Julie Ellinger Hunt Like the prettiest tidal wave, you came and swept me out to sea, swirling forces in harmonious circles, bringing me closer to your innards, your deepest depths, your . . . everything. I had come prepared […]

Writer’s Circadian Rhythm

10.24.16 Posted in today's words by

Ross Knapp’s most recent poem to appear here was “Divided We Rise” (July 2016) Writer’s Circadian Rhythm By Ross Knapp Martini Writing Martini Writing Crashing Chirping Bustling Mowing Ear-covering Groaning Jolting Jumping Grooming? Coffee. Housekeeping? Coffee. Exercising? Flashing Scribbling Scavenging Coffee. Editing Tea Dancing Loving

Steel in the Sandbox

10.23.16 Posted in today's words by

Steel in the Sandbox By Mel Paisley My mother was built from the bones of the earth. She cut her teeth on a marriage to a man who loved like a twenty year scream, Stitched a rattlesnake to her tongue and learned that just because you’re shivering doesn’t mean you’re not a weapon. My father […]


10.22.16 Posted in today's words by

Marc Carver’s most recent poem to appear here was “Heaven on Earth” (September 2016)  Shrine By Marc Carver I went to the garage and pulled two big bed frames out and started to build a sculpture in the garden I put all the planks around the side so it looked a bit like a wooden tent. […]

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