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Shades of Smyrna

09.18.19 Posted in today's words by

John Short lives and writes in Liverpool, England. Shades of Smyrna By John Short Athens 2007 Past refugees haunt the streets of this city, pave stones cover forgotten lives each district conceals a trail of hardship and loss. Their dreams are long-eclipsed but surface when the moon comes up invoked by timeless music from bouzouki […]


Walking From Labrador Nature Reserve to Harbourfront Station

09.17.19 Posted in today's words by

Beth Bayley’s most recent poem to appear here was “Sea Monsters” (August 2019). Walking From Labrador Nature Reserve to Harbourfront Station By Beth Bayley I love the wild jungle chickens, the beach chickens, the hectic roosters always busy, rushing around park benches or through the weedy field toward the vending machines. They burst out of […]


The Soul

09.16.19 Posted in today's words by

Michael Copeland’s most recent poem to appear here was “Sea Glass” (August 2019).  The Soul By Michael Copeland Somewhere North of North in the dark New England wood a wandering soul encountered the sacred heart of good.  Hiding there amidst the trees, and moss of green and blue, the purest form of loving now a […]


Debt

09.15.19 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “Stealing Identity” (August 2019). Debt By Murray Dunlap I created a hell on earth I fought to maintain I clawed my way out With help Having prayed for acceptance Brain injury and all I somehow managed not to die She threatened me with my life I […]


Day Come Lightly

09.14.19 Posted in today's words by

Molly Frederick’s most recent poem to appear here was “Power of Wild” (July 2019). Day Come Lightly By Molly Frederick The blue sky, and how it disappears into its own vision of tomorrow. Then the full, high clouds, piling in together, as they huddle soft with pink. How I enjoyed this day where the future […]


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