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Tea-dark page of parchment

01.13.18 Posted in today's words by

Susan Davis Gabbay’s most recent poem to appear here was “I am as a child, lost” (December 2017) Tea-dark page of parchment Now framed in gold, We treasure you, for Once in Babylon Three hundred years ago A learned scribe Lighted his oil lamp Bent over ink, took pen in hand To indite these words […]


How We Learned to Be Men

01.12.18 Posted in today's words by

Thomas Locicero’s most recent poem to appear here was “33 Gun Purchases, No Red Flags” (December 2017) How We Learned to Be Men By Thomas Locicero I was raised in the houses of friends, consoled in the bosoms of their mothers. There, in safe-houses scattered about East Islip, I learned to have fun from the […]


Shadow Man

01.11.18 Posted in today's words by

Lynn White’s most recent poem to appear here was “Brenda’s Turtle” (September 2017) Shadow Man By Lynn White Hello there, shadow man. You have been behind me all my life. But now I can turn and face you, as I turn my life round. See your features, see what’s there, know who you are, then […]


It’s A Girl

01.10.18 Posted in today's words by

Glenn Johnson’s most recent poem to appear here was “Never to Forget” (November 2017) It’s A Girl for Morgan By Glenn Johnson Mother’s birth canal guided out poked your head hesitated pros and cons weighed decided this world to explore Announced cry of arrival Someone said: It’s a girl! Cradled arms mother suckled love gaze […]


United States Wite-Out of Non-Whites

01.09.18 Posted in today's words by

Patricia Asuncion’s most recent poem to appear here was “Charlottesville says no to hate!” (December 2017) United States Wite-Out of Non-Whites By Patricia Asuncion Our history by white male scribes wites-out non-whites from Might or Right, left with white charity. Revolutionary whites criticized the Crown’s slavery, but the Founding Fathers made white fortunes and mixed-white […]


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