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The Coming of Comfort

07.18.18 Posted in today's words by

Judith Askew’s most recent poem to appear here was “Generational Inattention” (May 2018).  The Coming of Comfort By Judith Askew A chair seats us aloft above direct contact with a floor, but not floating above it, cross-legged, like a sultan hovering over a Persian carpet in his seraglio, which we might have seen on the […]


07.17.18 Posted in today's words by

Michael Copeland’s most recent poem to appear here was “A Lover” (June 2018).  Sorrow By Michael Copeland Farewell lovely maiden good life to thee I pray. Fly free in the knowledge of my captured heart. ‘Tis nevermore to be, the joining of loving spirits. With hand on my heart beat I wish you Godspeed and […]

An Ordinary Life

07.16.18 Posted in today's words by

Christine Taylor, a multiracial English teacher and librarian, resides in her hometown Plainfield, New Jersey.  She serves as a reader and contributing editor at OPEN:  Journal of Arts & Letters.  Her work appears in Modern Haiku, apt, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Rumpus, and The Paterson Literary Review among others.  She can be found at […]

Rain Song

07.15.18 Posted in today's words by

Ruth Gooley’s most recent poem to appear here was “Lessons Emily Post Never Taught You” (May 2018). Rain Song By Ruth Gooley Fresh as a splash of water, a melody springs from a bush about the level of my chest, at the corner of Wilshire and Le Conte, blocks out the bass of a bus, […]

The Fallen

07.14.18 Posted in today's words by

Bobbie Troy’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Streets of London Cried Too” (November 2017).  The Fallen By Bobbie Troy they are falling all around me like soldiers in battle but they are not soldiers they are my friends, friends of friends, family, and friends of family each at the end of their […]

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