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The Pragmatic

03.22.17 Posted in today's words by

Gregory Gunn’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Bard of Byron” (February 2017) The Pragmatic By Gregory Gunn Thinking of the practical poet, enormous as an elephant abattoir, clammier than old Ceylon; oh the way the world wobbles with all his vast grumpiness, lesser characters cower and greater ditch their mental power; how, hauling […]


The Pale Goth’s Father Watches the German Hornbach Paint Commercial

03.21.17 Posted in today's words by

Nicole Yurcaba’s most recent poem to appear here was “Roses and Ravens” (February 2017) The Pale Goth’s Father Watches the German Hornbach Paint Commercial By Nicole Yurcaba Each time my father views it on YouTube, he is torn between crying and cheering. Once, he drove me to school, watched my trench coat’s lengths flow in March’s […]


Forbidden

03.20.17 Posted in today's words by

Julie Ellinger Hunt’s most recent poem to appear here was “My Darling” (February 2017) Forbidden By Julie Ellinger Hunt We met in a box. The four sides were blurry and cold to the touch. Its contents flowed in directions I couldn’t understand. But I remained inside. I felt You. You didn’t say a word and didn’t […]


Mountaineer

03.19.17 Posted in today's words by

Mountaineer By Lucas Powers I can’t stop Watching movies On mountains Mountain-climbing Mountaineering From the Dolomites To the Himalayas My mind crawls Along the shark’s fin Is lost in the Khumbu icefalls Follows the antlike Scramble of Messner Without oxygen Up the South Col To the Hillary Step K2 is the savage mountain Marked for […]


Night Frogs II

03.18.17 Posted in today's words by

James G. Piatt’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Pen” (November 2016) Night Frogs II By James G. Piatt The house upon the hill was quiet, the earth calm, The frogs became the night: Croaking loudly they caused a consciousness of darkness And sound, The house upon the hill was quiet, the earth calm, […]