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Easter in Quarantine

06.13.20 Posted in today's words by

Suzanne O’Connell’s recently published work can be found in North American Review, Paterson Literary Review, Poet Lore, Good Works Review, The Menacing Hedge, and The Summerset Review. She was awarded second place in the 2019 Poetry Super Highway poetry contest. O’Connell was also nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and received Honorable Mention in the […]


DaVinci in the Lab

06.12.20 Posted in today's words by

Ruth Gooley’s most recent poem to appear here was “Reflections on the Virus” (April 2020). DaVinci in the Lab By Ruth Gooley A slit and it’s done, the liver exposed, the spleen, the heart. I inhale the smell of blood and rot, feel the chill seeping in from below, my back stretching as I bend […]


I Stood There

06.11.20 Posted in today's words by

Tom Gnagey’s most recent poem to appear here was “Beyond the Fog” (September 2019). I Stood There By Tom Gnagey I stood there watching the sun set Wondering if it might be the last I’d see— Old men ponder such things. I stood there wondering if mankind, also, Was at that point in its life— […]


Snow in May

06.10.20 Posted in today's words by

Irene O’Garden lives and writes in Garrison, New York.  Snow in May Shocked robins stunned buds sapcracked twigs. Tenderness is lost to us this season. Dawn chorus addled as corona-shattered choirs; brown and brittle fiddleheads arrested in mid-curl, like students stunted, absent one another. Tenderness is lost to us this season. Spring liquor kinked in […]


After the Fall

06.09.20 Posted in today's words by

Nancy Scott McBride’s most recent poem to appear here was “The World Through a Window” (May 2020). After the Fall By Nancy Scott McBride Why do we get so hung-up on the apple? The apple and the snake, for Heaven’s sake. They weren’t important, you know.| Not really. And it could have been something else. […]


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