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Palpable

05.31.17 Posted in today's words by

Howard F. Stein’s most recent poem to appear here was “Slash and Burn” (April 2017) Palpable For Dolores Brandon By Howard F. Stein a new book of mine soon to be published I can hardly wait to hold it in my hands for a moment forget the words it contains most important its touch to hungry […]


Insomnilicious

05.30.17 Posted in today's words by

Insomnilicious By Leaf Edniwinga here I am: the stage is set for sleep. I am in bed, stars burning through my window, blankets soft, on every side surround me. every ingredient for slumber is waiting . . . but I am a bad cook, so I sit here in the dark and enjoy raw insomnia […]


Memorial Day

05.29.17 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “Death Divides a Life” (March 2017) For more about the inspiration behind this piece, read Murray’s story at Mused. Memorial Day By Murray Dunlap Today, I call Vulcan Dad Today, I miss him His father died in WWII My father died in a bottle So today, I’ll […]


The Gift

05.28.17 Posted in today's words by

Sara Robinson’s most recent poem to appear here was “Writing Poetry With Putin” (January 2017) The Gift (inspired by the obituary of Rudolf Brazda, 98, one of the last known survivors of those sent to Nazi concentration camps because they were homosexual) On his wooden planked bed shared with molding hay-filled ticking and scrawny rats he […]


Dear innocent past,

05.27.17 Posted in today's words by

Christina Cruz’s most recent poem to appear here was “Pride” (March 2017) Dear innocent past, By Christina Cruz You already know that people don’t live forever, but that heavy weight has still not set within you. It will not last forever. One day you’ll draw a bird, but this bird’s eyes will pierce your soul. […]