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First to Bat

11.15.18 Posted in today's words by

Stephen Sinicrope lives and writes in Rochester, Minnesota. First to Bat By Stephen Sinicrope My whole team behind me, I tap the base twice for good luck, their cheers excite me. The pitcher twice my size grimaces under puffy eyes, throws the ball. I swing. Legs, core, shoulders, arms, all in perfect synchronization, a hearty […]

Rising Dough

11.14.18 Posted in today's words by

Troy DeFrates  lives in northern Wisconsin, U.S.A. He has been published in Spillwords, Writers Newsletter, TigerShark Press, Pangolin Review, and Our Poetry Archive with pending publications in the next edition of The Piker Press.  Rising Dough By Troy DeFrates The patience of rising dough Do not touch me again lest I fall The pureness of […]

Still Life

11.13.18 Posted in today's words by

Jenica Lodde lives and writes in Clarks Green, Pennsylvania. Still Life By Jenica Lodde I don’t need to call you out of your self. I house enough comfort in my own thick blanket of dark. Find me in the quiet places making my own peace. Don’t bring me flowers. Give me the garden: one minute […]

A Boy in a Forest Wthout his Mother

11.12.18 Posted in today's words by

A Boy in a Forest Without his Mother By Owen Sullivan Here mother was not screaming and here brother was not crying and here phone was not ringing and here sirens were not wailing/ And as he sat/ Undisturbed/ Disinterested, for the moment, in the mundane chores of his existence/ Silence was beside him as […]


11.11.18 Posted in today's words by

Sanjeev Sethi’s most recent poem to appear here was “Sparklers” (August 2018). Fork By Sanjeev Sethi Orthodoxies are rested. Unzip the stories you cache in slants live my lines. Upheavals you hold cause tremors in my territory. Imagination is enemy. Rill between us harvests its hesitancy. We track down other aquifers.

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