It's just poetry, it won't bite

Elliot

07.26.17 Posted in today's words by

Cary Lynne’s most recent poem to appear here was “Tuesday Afternoon” (June 2017) Elliot By Cary Lynne So it began when you said something you always said that was so lame and it just got me wrong and I grabbed the spatula and flung the egg from the pan over at you and of course you […]


Embraces

07.25.17 Posted in today's words by

Howard F. Stein’s most recent poem to appear here was “Purpose” (June 2017) Embraces By Howard F. Stein     You hugging me, I hugging you— not so easily parsed as it may appear. Your arms envelop my body, as if they could reach all the way around. I respond in kind, as if you had […]


I am looking for a girl

07.24.17 Posted in today's words by

Jeremy Nathan Marks’ most recent poem to appear here was “Fishes and loaves” (June 2017) I am looking for a girl By Jeremy Nathan Marks ‘Fare thee well gone away There’s nothing left to say ‘cept to say adieu’ -The Pogues -for ‘Nadine’ I am looking for a girl whom Joyce Carol Oates contrived for some […]


Laughing Serpent

07.23.17 Posted in today's words by

Josh Seymour lives and writes in Virginia. Laughing Serpent By Josh Seymour Near my house there is a river that runs along, coiling and winding along the land like an enormous snake after its prey. I walk along its widespread banks, the rocks strewn at the bottom of the water making up its scaly skin, glittering […]


Lantern Light

07.22.17 Posted in today's words by

Susie Sweetland Garay’s most recent poem to appear here was “A fast burn or a slow unfolding” (March 2017) Lantern Light By Susie Sweetland Garay It’s been getting dark, so dark, these days and the cold is coming and the sun is so hard to find. Time feels short and particularly precious and at times it […]