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Heart Unwrinkled

06.27.17 Posted in today's words by

Patricia Asuncion’s most recent poem to appear here was “Nonnative Species” (April 2017) Heart Unwrinkled By Patricia Asuncion To keep the heart unwrinkled . . . that is to triumph over old age. —Amos Bronson Alcott Wind-scattered wildflower seeds percolate hybrid blossoms in unfamiliar fodder, rain to desert. Foreign buds find own fertile ground, root in lands […]


Purpose

06.26.17 Posted in today's words by

Howard F. Stein’s most recent poem to appear here was “Palpable” (May 2017) Purpose By Howard F. Stein   What is the purpose for my heart to beat if it’s not for you? What is the reason for my heart to break if it’s not over you? Every Don Quixote has his Dulcinea he hopes will appear to […]


The woman on the park bench

06.25.17 Posted in today's words by

Ana Paula Amaral TK The woman on the park bench By Ana Paula Amaral The wind washes the leaves But when you leave, you take the wind with you My heart for a walk around the park I’ve never seen it again And it has never written me a postcard As every sunless Sunday, Here […]


At Dawn

06.24.17 Posted in today's words by

Julie Ellinger Hunt’s most recent poem to appear here was “Fleur” (May 2017) At Dawn By Julie Ellinger Hunt At dawn, they all come to rest, Not just the hungry locusts, The owl at his post. But inside Rattling pinball ringing racing Cerebral nonsense all thumbs Where even-palmed, calming linear Thoughts await on borders. Hair pulling, […]


Waking Without You

06.23.17 Posted in today's words by

Sandy Patton’s most recent poem to appear here was “Familiar Stranger” (February 2017) Waking Without You By Sandy Patton Drifting along in a dreamlike haze, time hovers as if suspended. An idyllic nirvana, a brief respite before my private demon, reality, shatters sweet slumber. First light sucker- punches me. I gasp your name, my voice raspy, […]