Category: Poetry

TOPOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE MONZO

Like water down the well of your back, I trace my touch over the slope of your ribs, feel your ujjayi dove reverberate into my anahata and all is a soft static   I hear the echo of mercury waves rock steady under the pink moon...

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REVELATIONS BY DANIELLE MONZO

For the nights he spent on foot wondering the wakes the summit had left in its ofference as exception to earth, a dream would come like a lightning bolt and ground him and confusion would dance between spliced ions and scatter...

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THE WORD BY PERSIS KARIM

I study the shape of her open mouth as she says it. The cringe of her nose and upward pull of cheeks. The word on her lips as if: we are longtime friends, girlfriends even, who share secrets, know each other’s birthdays, our...

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KADDISH BY PERSIS KARIM

To be born in the fire of yesterday and breathe as if more is to come.   This sorrow that fills us, heavy with the ground of our need can also lift us like the scattered petals of spring buds.   Let it sing with the ache of new...

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ON DISCOVERING MILOSZ BY PERSIS KARIM

                        for Dean When I was barely twenty and hardly knew the solemnity of poetry and poets but knew the sense of it like a young girl knows the first flare of arousal in her body, I heard his big voice, thick...

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RIDING ON THE BUS BY JACK D. HARVEY

Riding on the bus some June day riding through some steamy down-and-out metropolis, blocks and blocks of it; dirty streets, blasts of hot air assail us; it’s high noon all the time seems to be; we passengers slouch in the...

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ANONYMOUS BY JOHN N. MILLER

–Black Hand Gorge, Central Ohio You left your clothes on a table rock jutting into the Licking River. At first glance they looked like a man as old skins look like snakes that sloughed them.                  There they lay...

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RIPPLES BY A.K. FINCH

Motionless water Rain falling from the Heavens Ripples in the pond A.K. Finch is a writer, teacher, and poet. She lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, rescue dog, and cat. Her poems have been published by The...

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