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Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, First Impressions

06.05.10 Posted in Contributor Series 5, today's words by

Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae First Impressions By Grace Burns They met at a party at the start of their senior year in college. He thought she was a geek. She, in turn, labeled him a snob. They kept their distance from each other, as their invisible shields. He secretly snickered at her black outfits and […]


Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, The Voice of God

06.04.10 Posted in Contributor Series 5, today's words by

Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae The Voice of God By Sandra Forte-Nickenig When God speaks I hear Miriam and her timbrels and the roar of bearded patriarchs waiting for Moses to descend Mt. Sinai. When Jesus speaks I hear  a chorus of disciples praising his name while Jezebel pursues forgiveness. When Allah speaks I hear […]


Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, The Operator

06.03.10 Posted in Contributor Series 5, today's words by

Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae The Operator By Joan McNerney With such a pleasant voice so sincere and trusting (a female of course). She was automated and kept on kept on kept on apologizing how she did not get it right. Mangling my unfortunate last name ’til finally it became mammary. I am not an udder […]


Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, Long Division

06.02.10 Posted in Contributor Series 5, today's words by

Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae Long Division By Rae Spencer Long have humans sought conflict Rejected each other With words that maim community Barriers buried in pronouns Enmeshed in massive groups of they He and she live apart from you and I He follows a spiritual path Into places you cannot understand And she lives […]


Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, Sisterhood of the Butterfly

06.01.10 Posted in Contributor Series 5, today's words by

Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae Sisterhood of the Butterfly By Jeanette Cheezum I release a balloon and a butterfly to find my sisters wherever they are. To bring them strength, love, and maturity in times of happiness and sorrow. I cherish you sisters go fly and be free. Jeanette Cheezum’s poetry appeared at vox poetica in 2009 […]


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