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Settling Into Marriage

09.30.17 Posted in today's words by

Nicole Yurcaba’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Pale Goth’s Mother Compliments the Pale Goth” (April 2017) Settling Into Marriage for my husband, Dwayne 7:45 AM April breathes through the bedroom, shushing curtains guarding windows, half open; the black walnut outside shudders, bare-limbed except the cardinal resting, peering into our chamber as you […]


Love’s Hearth

09.29.17 Posted in today's words by

Glenn Johnson’s most recent poem to appear here was “Yes You” (June 2017) Love’s Hearth By Glenn Johnson Stair cases sagging elevators dangling doors crooked absent knobs rooms ancient future’s longings stored No matter up down now just said done Your room tending hearth ashes stirred embers glow rise matters life decide above the smoke where […]


Legacy 1908

09.28.17 Posted in today's words by

Sandy Patton’s most recent poem to appear here was “Downstairs/Upstairs” (August 2017) Legacy 1908 By Sandy Patton My grandparents came, armed with only their trust and love of God, and in one another, seeking a safe haven. They came aboard, nervously clutching weathered suitcases filled with meager possessions and passionate dreams for a better life, a chance […]


Anticipation

09.27.17 Posted in today's words by

Max Reif’s most recent poem to appear here was “All of Me” (August 2017) Anticipation By Max Reif of a journey made for love is like a slow drip of the sweetest Nectar, and every detail of preparation partakes. Is the actual departure, then, some kind of anticlimax? Perhaps in a way, since imagination is […]


Hands

09.26.17 Posted in today's words by

Howard F. Stein’s most recent poem to appear here was “Tweet and Text” (August 2017) Hands By Howard F. Stein   strong hands warm hands gentle hands inviting hands— hands that fit perfectly enfolded with mine your hands