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The Casualty

09.16.18 Posted in today's words by

Peyton Davis is publishing here for the first time. The Casualty By Peyton Davis They were fighting again. The house seemed to stand on edge—perched on a precipice, its stillness the only thing that kept it from hurtling into oblivion. The walls seemed to rumble echoing the shouts between a lying man and a woman […]


You can’t stop, talk

09.15.18 Posted in today's words by

Simon Perchik’s most recent poem to appear here was “You show up late as usual” (May 2018). You can’t stop, talk and far from your mouth wait for the grass as the same sound between your fingers lowering for lips —you talk the way rope takes so long to die —over and over and over […]


Aging

09.14.18 Posted in today's words by

Susan Davis Gabbay’s most recent poem to appear here was “Poet, Why Do You Weep?” (May 2018). Aging By Susan Davis Gabbay Age gives and takes; as I grow older My stamina is less so too my strength, my memory. Yet with age I have been given knowledge, empathy, understanding. I value the exchange Until […]


Trapped in Glass

09.13.18 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was “Family” (July 2018).  Trapped in Glass By Murray Dunlap The ease of lofty plans The melody of a lullaby Cutting a sail to sleep Obvious incompletion of sanity Quiet tremors in a world gone mad Thoughts cut like wire In the palm of your hand The […]


Ordering Chinese Food Without You

09.12.18 Posted in today's words by

Nicole Yurcaba’s most recent poem to appear here was “Fishing With My Father-in-Law” (January 2018).  Ordering Chinese Food Without You By Nicole Yurcaba I forget how to approach the counter, which dish is a combination, which is a take-away with white rice. I point to item menus, ask for descriptions because I forget how spicy […]


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