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Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, The Twist

01.02.12 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags The Twist By Jeanette Gallagher It’s the club’s annual New Year’s Eve party.The band plays blues, rock and roll,and the hits of the time. One of these isthe newest dance craze, the Twist. Her husband is handsome in his tuxedo.They say she’s striking in her new twist dress,thin straps across […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, The Chocolate Waltz

01.02.12 Posted in Contributor Series 10, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags The Chocolate Waltz By Sharon Poch I dance the chocolate waltzglide sensuously,change partners at whimwhile my body’s bandcomposes lush rhapsodiesin three-quarter time The tempo slowsThe tongue seekssable smooth trufflespressed like dark silkagainst the roofof my mouth Rhythm risesto six-eighths timeI spin in drunken tarantellaor swirling cocoaand drownin its holy heat […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, New Year Hopes

01.01.12 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags New Year Hopes By Mildred Speidel Bob always loved to celebrate New Year’s Eveat our favorite cafe. Right on the waterfront.We could share the hours before the fireworkswith a lovely meal and champagne. I alwayswore my silver sequined dress, that was hisrequest, his favorite. For the past five years Bob […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, London, A Night Out: The Underground

12.31.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, vox poetica originals by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags London, A Night Out: The Underground By Fischer Lawrence They were so tastefully dressed  So artfully obsessed  And their clearance Made the distance seem more. Stepping into the Underground  The wind ripped  Their sight right from my eyes There was no pause to consider. An act of God  The insurance […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, This Side of Nordkanalallee

12.30.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags This Side of Nordkanalallee By Robert Cory Espiedjust above the rooftopsposed,calendar perfect,sliver of a moonconspicuous as chalk on the blackboard,cryptic as a rune.Twilight’s hushedall the fetching flower boxes’lavenders and blues,imperially scattered amongstthe regnant Robespierre redssome four stories shyall attornedto the fall of nightwhere streetlamp glows hosted cultsof winged creaturesemphatically come […]


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