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A Gift from Greece . . .

02.16.20 Posted in today's words by

Leah Stenson’s most recent poem to appear here was “Magician” (January 2020). A Gift from Greece . . .  By Leah Stenson The earrings . . . ancient copper azure patinate flecked with sun . . . whisper in the wind “I am with you. Even after death, then, too.”


Once Called

02.15.20 Posted in today's words by

Claire Scott’s most recent poem to appear here was “When God is Not God” (January 2020). Once Called By Claire Scott I learned when I was twelve the bitter taste of Bayer aspirin with a pint of Gilbey’s Gin I learned again at eighteen sixty-eight life-weary pounds melting ounce by ounce I learned once more […]


My Wife

02.14.20 Posted in today's words by

Rajiv Khandelwal’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Poem Unborn” (January 2020). My Wife By Rajiv Khandelwal To me My wife is like the advertisements The newspapers need to survive My need of her Is like the alcoholic’s desire for the 8:00 pm drink Even her silent presence Gives as much pleasure As […]


Oasis

02.13.20 Posted in today's words by

Christopher Kuhl’s most recent poem to appear here was “Silent Prayer” (January 2020). Oasis By Christopher Kuhl Tall, straight trees linger over the river. In the autumn, they share their bright leaves and needles in a soft place for me to sit and read, or burrow into beneath the afternoon sun for a long, warm […]


Duel to the Death

02.12.20 Posted in today's words by

Ruth Gooley’s most recent poem to appear here was “Meal Time at the Pier” (December 2019). Duel to the Death By Ruth Gooley It’s between me and the mockingbird, drilling into the pungent flesh of the eucalyptus outside the open bedroom window while I nap, the sharpness of his whistle, the cut that shrills in […]


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