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Fortune Teller

09.21.17 Posted in today's words by

Alan Ireland’s most recent poem to appear here was “Kismet” (March 2017) Fortune Teller By Alan Ireland Only a candle can illuminate the future. This caged flame, threatening conflagration, sits atop a tiny table. My palm unfolds like a roll of parchment, to be read by a wrinkled haruspex. You will go away, You will come […]


Jessica, the Late Blonde Bombshell

09.19.17 Posted in today's words by

John Grey’s most recent poem to appear here was “Ursula” (June 2016) Jessica, the Late Blonde Bombshell By John Grey Men don’t kiss her, at least not close to the mouth. She’s no longer the prettiest girl in town or the glamorous young woman or the belle with more suitors than a movie star. The parts […]


Foggiest

09.18.17 Posted in today's words by

Gwen Monohan’s most recent poem to appear here was “Crimson Tide” (August 2017) Foggiest By Gwen Monohan Mist drifts on valley farms most mornings now. Days still warm, nights cool. Colored leaves wrinkled crisp after early sun breaks through, burning off the haze. When addled senior, Bessie Dee, drives once more her smoking aged Granada. Straddling […]


Belated Elegy

09.16.17 Posted in today's words by

Thomas Locicero’s most recent poem to appear here was “For Jeff Buckley” (July 2017) Belated Elegy By Thomas Locicero The casket raised, the kneeler for to pray And pay respects without the draft of breath. Convicted of my own mortality; O, this was not how I envisioned death. Received before, the elderly in tears, Confounded, as […]


Looking for Words

09.16.17 Posted in today's words by

Bernard Harris lives and writes in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Looking For Words (for all my students, past and present) By Bernard Harris I tried to write this poem that would clue you in on real world things, on what you could expect—on what the real world brings. I guess I’m still searching for the proper […]