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Simulacrum

07.12.14 Posted in today's words by

Nicole Yurcaba’s most recent poem to appear here was There Is a Zabava (June 2014). Simulacrum (for Marichka) The black and white, sixty-some year old photograph blares against the bedroom wall’s whiteness. Prababusya Marichka stares at me, and I return her brown-eyed gaze. I say, “Pryvit, temni ochi” (Hello, dark eyes). “We peasant women,” I […]


My Sister Mary

07.11.14 Posted in today's words by

Andrew Badger’s most recent poem to appear here was Creation (June 2014). My Sister Mary By Andrew Badger Had God granted her three score ten, she’d have blessed me with brother-in-law nieces and nephews. But Mary never sat in a college class, never wrote a thesis, never decided to protest Viet Nam or civil rights […]


The Open Door

07.10.14 Posted in today's words by

Marc Carver’s most recent poem to appear here was Tales of Men, Part Two (June 2014). The Open Door By Marc Carver I looked into the house across the street. The light is on in an upstairs bedroom. It shines so brightly on the vinyl paint of the door you can almost see the grain. […]


Work as a Poem

07.09.14 Posted in today's words by

Dale Leffler’s most recent poem to appear here was A Half-Finished Life, a Comma (June 2014). Work as a Poem By Dale Leffler The showing up ……………the dressing up ………………………the impressing up …………………………………the goings on ………………………………………….the holding on …………………………………………………….for the end to come ………………………………………………………………So we can do something else ………………………………………………………………………..somewhere else ………………………………………………………………………………….for someone else ……………………………………………………………………………………………but […]


Measured, weighed and found wanting

07.08.14 Posted in today's words by

Michael D Brown’s poem A green apologetic appeared here in June 2014. Measured, weighed and found wanting By Michael D Brown Scales tip and I rise, but sometimes sinking is best and my price does not reflect true value, but a discount cannot be discounted, and I am less than the whole of my being, […]