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Infatuation, More Honestly

06.24.13 Posted in words to linger on by

KJ Hannah Greenberg’s most recent poem to appear here was The Physical That Was You (May 2013). Infatuation, More HonestlyBy KJ Hannah Greenberg Infatuation, more honestly, could stuff trombones,Disassemble verbal hyjinks, the likes of which mightReadily make my mind teeter yes to no, right to wrong,Good to bad, stay to leave, pro to con, slip a little. […]

The Butterfly

06.20.13 Posted in words to linger on by

Jay Douglas writes poetry. The ButterflyBy Jay Douglas An exotic butterfly of richest hueFloated down and settled on my outstretched hand.She lingered for a few breathless heartbeats fanning her precious wingsAnd lifted me so very high. Then she fluttered lightly away. Was there ever a moment so completely beautiful but senselessly brief? I remember it […]

The Price

06.17.13 Posted in words to linger on by

Kyle Newman writes poetry. The PriceBy Kyle Newman Progress turns in reverse, westen civilizationunraveling the grand romance of its words. Little Boy and Fat Man slurp skywardinto the cavity of each B-29.Sooty women and children backpedalthrough factory gates as the sundips in the east. Fifty million Africans,chained in two-by-six racksbeneath the deck,retreat across the Atlantic. […]


06.13.13 Posted in words to linger on by

Lisa Drago’s poem untitled tanka appeared here in May 2013. AchesBy Lisa Drago It pains me to liveIn a nation of greedAnd exploitationImprisoned byOh so manyDeified mastersOf manipulation We place no valueOn youthful educationYet extol virtues of collegeAnd fancy vacationsEndless incantationsTo the money-god More and moreBigger and betterProcurationAll this to benefitThe super-richWhile millionsIn our populationSuffer hungerLose their […]

The Anticipation of Sweetness

06.10.13 Posted in words to linger on by

Heather Bell Adams lives in Raleigh NC. She has published short fiction, poetry, and essays. Visit her website and follow her on Twitter. The Anticipation of SweetnessBy Heather Bell Adams This morning I wake up wondering what is different I stretch out under the blanket (like a cat, you would say) reach for my fuzzy slippers (sexy, you […]

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