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Last minute poet takes the stage

12.31.16 Posted in today's words by

Cary Lynne’s most recent poem to appear here was “Angel Practice” (November 2016) Last minute poet takes the stage By Cary Lynne I look at the poetry reader and notice his chin There’s a little—very little—stubble on his edges and I like it. Looks tidy, but not quite They’re selling cheap Manhattans in frosty to-go cups, […]


Misanthrope

12.30.16 Posted in today's words by

Marc Carver’s most recent poem to appear here was “Mr. Tewksbury” (November 2016) Misanthrope By Marc Carver Call me Alcestre a true hater of all men. I once believed I was that man but now I know I am not. I don’t hate men I feel sorry for them as I watch them the things they do and say to each other. […]


White Noise

12.29.16 Posted in today's words by

Julie Ellinger Hunt’s most recent poem to appear here was “Wishing for Hindsight” (November 2016) White Noise By Julie Ellinger Hunt Much like static, loud crackling, disruptive, inexcusable tempers/actions/reactions Tearing apart the fabric of us— The flow of equality, the hinges that hold us together as we move, grow, learn, live, love… Skin us all! Turn […]


Empty spirits

12.28.16 Posted in today's words by

Darryl Willis’ most recent poem to appear here was “Year Four” (November 2016) Empty spirits By Darryl Willis An empty bottle’s on the floor but the spirits haven’t left. They force their way into my brain, clouding and yet strangely clear. My best friend was blown to hell while I picked up a little shrapnel. I’m […]


Statuette With A Brass Loop

12.27.16 Posted in today's words by

Felix Purat lives and writes in the Czech Republic.  Statuette With A Brass Loop By Felix Purat mediaeval music plays in a greying living room courtesy of the Canadian Brass reconnecting to pre-nationalist roots; upon the shelf stands the wooden statuette garbed in a teal shirt and a red baseball cap gazing from his corner […]


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