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The Pelicans

11.11.19 Posted in today's words by

Alison Hicks’ most recent poem to appear here was “Evening Walk” (October 2019). The Pelicans By Alison Hicks You could be swimming along minding your own when the shock from that body hits. Watch out, fish. Now that these flyboys are back, they live to tuck and drill down. They’ll scoop you up, hinge back […]

Ghost Story

11.10.19 Posted in today's words by

David Reuter’s most recent poem to appear here was “Saturday Afternoon Hero” (August 2019). Ghost Story By David Reuter The specter of things that lashed through my languid existence, a barb at the end of a whip, can roar to life in the space of a somber tale. There is torture in this stolid room […]


11.09.19 Posted in today's words by

Julia Hatch lives and writes in Frederick, Maryland.  Photographer By Julia Hatch I see you as if through a lens You’re never quite in focus Although I’m not sure you want to be Obscured by intention or by accident You wander off just out of reach Barely noticeable in the landscape Hazy, almost as if […]


11.08.19 Posted in today's words by

Dawn Leas’ most recent poem to appear here was “Shoppers’ Special” (September 2019). Trading By Dawn Leas Black tights. Hat pulled over ears. Neon orange gloves. He runs on littered shoulder of a road clogged with commuters. Over cinders, chunks of black ice, discarded McDonald’s cups, super-sized, he is motion. His strides makes you see […]

If I Could

11.07.19 Posted in today's words by

Jonathan Douglas Dowdle’s most recent poem to appear here was “Images in the Ashes” (September 2019). If I Could By Jonathan Douglas Dowdle If I could write the word: “Goodnight,” Upon the fading day, And like the light give way to night And softly slip away, I’d disappear without a fear, A worry, or a […]

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