It's just poetry, it won't bite


10.25.16 Posted in today's words by

Julie Ellinger Hunt’s most recent poem to appear here was “Threading the Needle” (July 2016)  Soon. By Julie Ellinger Hunt Like the prettiest tidal wave, you came and swept me out to sea, swirling forces in harmonious circles, bringing me closer to your innards, your deepest depths, your . . . everything. I had come prepared […]

Writer’s Circadian Rhythm

10.24.16 Posted in today's words by

Ross Knapp’s most recent poem to appear here was “Divided We Rise” (July 2016) Writer’s Circadian Rhythm By Ross Knapp Martini Writing Martini Writing Crashing Chirping Bustling Mowing Ear-covering Groaning Jolting Jumping Grooming? Coffee. Housekeeping? Coffee. Exercising? Flashing Scribbling Scavenging Coffee. Editing Tea Dancing Loving

Steel in the Sandbox

10.23.16 Posted in today's words by

Steel in the Sandbox By Mel Paisley My mother was built from the bones of the earth. She cut her teeth on a marriage to a man who loved like a twenty year scream, Stitched a rattlesnake to her tongue and learned that just because you’re shivering doesn’t mean you’re not a weapon. My father […]


10.22.16 Posted in today's words by

Marc Carver’s most recent poem to appear here was “Heaven on Earth” (September 2016)  Shrine By Marc Carver I went to the garage and pulled two big bed frames out and started to build a sculpture in the garden I put all the planks around the side so it looked a bit like a wooden tent. […]

You button this shirt

10.21.16 Posted in today's words by

Simon Perchik’s most recent poem to appear here was “even in the dark” (September 2016)  * You button this shirt the way doves break free and the magician bows —begin by reaching in though the applause even now is darkening on a calendar that has no mornings no secret place was saved for the sleeve half fleece half dripping oil—your sweat louder and louder covered with […]