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I Turn to Paper

04.20.19 Posted in today's words by

Alita Pirkopf’s most recent poem to appear here was “Another Miller’s Daughter” (March 2019).  I Turn to Paper By Alita Pirkopf I suit the light, dry wind that blows me, paperlike and dead, though it is spring and flowers in others’ yards are bright. Type, write, one might lose oneself outside of time, in words. […]


Meeting

04.19.19 Posted in today's words by

Bill Blankenship’s most recent poem to appear here was “Little Fireflies” (January 2019).  Meeting By Bill Blankenship When evening falls I want to go calling But she sneaks ’round to me Never shall we publicly meet But rather secretly Two lovers Single No ties to others Yet It can never be That we shall meet […]


No Metaphor

04.18.19 Posted in today's words by

J.B. Hogan’s most recent poem to appear here was “Jim Finerty Died” (March 2019).  No Metaphor By J.B. Hogan There’s no metaphor here, no attempt at poetic music. There’s no syllable count, no rhyme scheme. This is about loss and pain, not beauty or art. This is Van Morrison singing everything you do reminds me […]


You begin to sweat, for hours

04.17.19 Posted in today's words by

Simon Perchik’s most recent poem to appear here was “The door knows why it opens” (March 2019).  You begin to sweat, for hours the way these stars poke through and everything has come true —it’s a knack you learn quickly, pulling up small stones —that’s it! afterwards you bring back those same days as evenings […]


Reminder

04.16.19 Posted in today's words by

Megha Sood’s most recent poem to appear here was “Sometimes” (March 2019).  Reminder By Megha Sood Time is a gentle reminder of you a sepia stain on my white blouse Time gently scrubs you and yet you are here /always here/ like a nostalgia a whiff of that strong aroma in the middle of the […]


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