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Painting Colors

01.23.19 Posted in today's words by

Ruth Gooley’s most recent poem to appear here was “Unexpected Encounter” (December 2018). Painting Colors By Ruth Gooley I paint the colors on my tongue, mouth alizaron crimson, azo yellow, voice cerulean blue and burnt umber. I drip out titanium white, pronounce sienna and ocher, spit bronze and bubbles, hiccup on carbazole dioxazine violet. I […]


Failure is a Bruise, Not a Tattoo

01.22.19 Posted in today's words by

Joseph Powell lives and writes in Antioch, Tennessee. Failure Is A Bruise, Not A Tattoo By Joseph Powell Seen on a church marquee this morning, “Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo”; words, I needed to read, At just that moment; Sometimes, they come at you like that, like a poem you didn’t know you […]


Late Snow

01.21.19 Posted in today's words by

Heather Banks’ most recent poem to appear here was “Cactus Garden” (August 2017).  Late Snow By Heather Banks Few stir along these rural roads in twilight grey. Cows cluster darkly around columnar feed bales, while horses’ blankets steam, hide shivers but not tail switches that ward off stings of flakes as bothersome as a thousand […]


The Return

01.20.19 Posted in today's words by

Sushant Supriye’s most recent poem to appear here was “One day” (November 2018). The Return By Sushant Supriye Years later, I have returned to my childhood school. A child’s familiar face is peeping out of an old classroom. The hazy letters written on the blackboard are becoming clear slowly. The frozen faces of children playing […]


Dude Ranch Dues

01.19.19 Posted in today's words by

Megan Mealor lives and writes in Jacksonville, Florida. Dude Ranch Dues By Megan Mealor We corresponded cowpuncher chaquetas dogging each other on savanna Steeldusts indefinable amid furrowed bluebonnets longhorns clashing limestone looms the talismanic Texas half-light minting live springs hutting hounded doves Fitful cedar fences, uncoupled chuckwagons harvested gangrenous hacienda hutches forging beetled bygone byres […]


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