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Another Miller’s Daughter

03.16.19 Posted in today's words by

Alita Pirkopf’s most recent poem to appear here was “On the Streets Where I Live” (October 2018). Another Miller’s Daughter By Alita Pirkopf Photos of us and of our children pile up on the table, where I try to arrange them and put us in order. I see you with your crossed arms and dark […]


So What

03.15.19 Posted in today's words by

Hiram Larew’s most recent poem to appear here was “Grandsons” (December 2018). So What By Hiram Larew By the way In spite of what you’ve been told gradual is not always better             or holy. Taking things slow is maybe how mountains roll quietly through or why stars twinkle back. It may even partly explain […]


Hiking Down the Poem

03.14.19 Posted in today's words by

John Delaney’s most recent poem to appear here was “Penny Thoughts” (February 2019). Hiking Down the Poem By John Delaney I start down slowly along its path without poles or guide rails taking my steps from stone to stone not looking around to be distracted or risk falling for the switchbacks are tight and so […]


Sometimes

03.13.19 Posted in today's words by

Megha Sood lives and writes in Jersey City, New Jersey. Sometimes By Megha Sood Sometimes I think if the sleep has a color it will be of the darkest blue like the heart of the ocean where the ray of light slices and pierces its soul leaving a sieve of emotions Sometimes I think if […]


The door knows why it opens

03.12.19 Posted in today's words by

Simon Perchik’s most recent poem to appear here was “Pulling this bowl to your lips” (February 2019). The door knows why it opens and still you’re not used to it could be a sound from the ’40s gutting this radio the way all skies darken fill with distances —you listen for the slow turn the […]


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