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Memorial Day

05.29.17 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “Death Divides a Life” (March 2017) For more about the inspiration behind this piece, read Murray’s story at Mused. Memorial Day By Murray Dunlap Today, I call Vulcan Dad Today, I miss him His father died in WWII My father died in a bottle So today, I’ll […]


The Gift

05.28.17 Posted in today's words by

Sara Robinson’s most recent poem to appear here was “Writing Poetry With Putin” (January 2017) The Gift (inspired by the obituary of Rudolf Brazda, 98, one of the last known survivors of those sent to Nazi concentration camps because they were homosexual) On his wooden planked bed shared with molding hay-filled ticking and scrawny rats he […]


Dear innocent past,

05.27.17 Posted in today's words by

Christina Cruz’s most recent poem to appear here was “Pride” (March 2017) Dear innocent past, By Christina Cruz You already know that people don’t live forever, but that heavy weight has still not set within you. It will not last forever. One day you’ll draw a bird, but this bird’s eyes will pierce your soul. […]


i fell

05.26.17 Posted in today's words by

Claudia Madden’s most recent poem to appear here was “Sepsis” (November 2017) i fell By Claudia Madden I’m going to lie for you. I am going to lie because to expose you is to expose me like a gutted eel to the air and I have only the strength to protect us in pleading silence and […]


The Woman in the Moon

05.25.17 Posted in today's words by

Anna Sanders’ most recent poem to appear here was “Minimal Beauty” (January 2017) The Woman in the Moon By Anna Sanders It’s night again Quiet surrounds me As I sit alone looking up at the sky. I focus my eyes Searching for my special friend To appear once again. Some nights she glows bright In a […]