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A Passing Time

07.19.17 Posted in today's words by

Maria Arana’s most recent poem to appear here was “Stop to Think” (April 2017) A Passing Time By Maria Arana Whose time shall I enforce? A sparrow’s call to arms               or the tiger’s swift reply? Whose time comes before the sun               and […]


Where the Men Go

07.18.17 Posted in today's words by

Thom Young’s most recent poem to appear here was “Tricks” (May 2017) Where The Men Go By Thom Young where the men go, looking for non-existent jobs, and returning home to share the good news on the outside, but keeping the bad news on the inside. and tomorrow the men will go again, being the leaders […]


For Jeff Buckley

07.17.17 Posted in today's words by

Thomas Locicero’s most recent poem to appear here was “Alaska” (June 2017) For Jeff Buckley By Thomas Locicero In a slack water channel, still and unstressed, in Wolf Creek Harbor, you stepped in fully dressed. Motionless, each way, in the tidal stream, but nothing is ever as it would seem. The absence of flow meant an […]


Two Fish

07.16.17 Posted in today's words by

Barbara van der Vossen’s most recent poem to appear here was “Birth Flower of a Honeybee” (June 2017) Two Fish By Barbara van der Vossen  Puddle of Pisces a shimmering dither Little koi fishies, come hither come hither. Eyes wax with the moon so luminous bright Wane introspective on a solemner night. Cross-current turbulence flippering fins […]


Hurtful relics of an old shoe

07.15.17 Posted in today's words by

Kayode Afolabi lives and writes in Nigeria.  Hurtful relics of an old shoe By Kayode Afolabi Old shoes don’t shrink. They still should fit We were an item. We were to die for But we died first. We were a picture-perfect pair I see it beneath sooted prints —relics of memorial studio shots Old shoes […]