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Magician

01.17.20 Posted in today's words by

Leah Stenson’s most recent poem to appear here was “When the Bough Breaks” (December 2019). Magician By Leah Stenson After a short performance of sleight of hand, he rewards beggars on the streets of India with pocket change. He says you can tell a lot about people by how they respond to magic. Russians want […]


Press

01.16.20 Posted in today's words by

Jay Carson’s most recent poem to appear here was “Ha-Ha” (December 2019). Press By Jay Carson we called the dog my brother found on his paper route. Even at twelve, I was terrified of dogs, since the big collie next door had chased, leaped, and dropped me hard as a box of watermelon. At first […]


Edge forward

01.15.20 Posted in today's words by

Karen Mooney’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Editor” (December 2019). Edge forward  By Karen Mooney Lean in to the night when you are weary embrace the darkness envisage a new horizon not one as a shadow cast in daylight At the frontier of now look beyond listen for the gentle voices know […]


Silent Prayer

01.14.20 Posted in today's words by

Christopher Kuhl’s most recent poem to appear here was “Tragedy” (December 2019). Silent Prayer By Christopher Kuhl Highways murmuring murmuring highways murmuring in the night the river murmuring between its banks the river murmuring in the night a freight train groaning in the night the river groaning the highways murmuring murmuring in the night, the […]


The Poem Unborn

01.13.20 Posted in today's words by

Rajiv Khandelwal’s most recent poem to appear here was “Destination” (November 2019). The Poem Unborn By Rajiv Khandelwal Every day Morning is forked out Reading about Rape— Rape of minor by minors Rape of elderly by elderly A politician beating someone Economy going downhill Sponsored terrorism going uphill Someone demanding facilitation fee Someone facing corruption […]


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