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An Ordinary Life

07.16.18 Posted in today's words by

Christine Taylor, a multiracial English teacher and librarian, resides in her hometown Plainfield, New Jersey.  She serves as a reader and contributing editor at OPEN:  Journal of Arts & Letters.  Her work appears in Modern Haiku, apt, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Rumpus, and The Paterson Literary Review among others.  She can be found at […]

Rain Song

07.15.18 Posted in today's words by

Ruth Gooley’s most recent poem to appear here was “Lessons Emily Post Never Taught You” (May 2018). Rain Song By Ruth Gooley Fresh as a splash of water, a melody springs from a bush about the level of my chest, at the corner of Wilshire and Le Conte, blocks out the bass of a bus, […]

The Fallen

07.14.18 Posted in today's words by

Bobbie Troy’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Streets of London Cried Too” (November 2017).  The Fallen By Bobbie Troy they are falling all around me like soldiers in battle but they are not soldiers they are my friends, friends of friends, family, and friends of family each at the end of their […]

because it’s here

07.13.18 Posted in today's words by

Frank Cavano’s most recent poem to appear here was “Love Poem” (April 2018). because it’s here By Frank Cavano because it’s here because I’m here a Mercer song a chapel’s face a caring touch forgiving grace make me cry all beauty will because it’s here and then it’s gone because I’m here because I’m going


07.12.18 Posted in today's words by

Gary Duehr’s most recent poem to appear here was “Postscript” (May 2018). Soliloquy By Gary Duehr Should I stay or should I go, That’s my question. What long-ago imbroglio Upset the balance of who I am? Mom, Dad? Anyone . . . anyone? It’s all the same In the end. I saw, I came, I […]

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