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Slash and Burn

04.24.17 Posted in today's words by

Howard F. Stein’s most recent poem to appear here was “Leaving Ghost Ranch, NM” (March 2017) Slash and Burn By Howard F. Stein O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! —John Milton (1608-1674)      Samson Agonistes [1671], Line 80 Nightfall, then midnight, endless night, no […]


The Inventors of Chess

04.23.17 Posted in today's words by

Barbara van der Vossen’s most recent poem to appear here was “Think of Something Beautiful” (March 2017) The Inventors of Chess By Barbara van der Vossen The inventors of chess were on to so many things. The ruthless Queen conquers slays and lays her life down for a stagnant frozen King before he’ll offer up his […]


The Pale Goth’s Mother Compliments The Pale Goth

04.22.17 Posted in today's words by

Nicole Yurcaba’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Pale Goth’s Father Watches the German Hornbach Paint Commercial” (March 2017) The Pale Goth’s Mother Compliments The Pale Goth By Nicole Yurcaba You’re like a piece of art, carefully pieced together, designed to provoke questions. Sometimes I don’t understand.             Thanks, Mom. I’m not sure             […]


Marked

04.21.17 Posted in today's words by

Ralph Monday’s most recent poem to appear here was “Light and Love” (October 2016) Marked By Ralph Monday The first tattoo was a death head stitched into my left ass cheek after I had sex in a graveyard. Number two came after a binge a few years later: Patsy Cline on my right forearm so I […]


Acting at the Ice Cream Parlor

04.20.17 Posted in today's words by

Hadley Hury’s most recent poem to appear here was “Following the Moon” (November 2016) Acting at the Ice Cream Parlor By Hadley Hury In mid-afternoon there are no other people about, and he sits as anyone might on a hot day at one of the three or four tables, each shaded by its big umbrella, alongside […]