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The Street Singer

by Tim Young, posted 9 hours ago 4141 views11 comment11 fav

The Street singer gathers up his coins and counts to a hundred before The last string stops vibrating

I Still Miss the Sun

by Jerry Ratch, posted 21 hours ago 4747 views00 comments00 favs

I know I’m in the sky all night And can lie back and sometimes have some fun But these stars around me aren’t everything in life I still miss the sun After your first lover threw you back Into the frozen ocean of life You never came back

A Journal of the Plague Year, Day 19

by David Ackley, posted 41 hours ago 6969 views66 comments44 favs

Sauve qui peut.

A Sonata For My Mother

by Dulce Maria Menendez, posted 41 hours ago 208208 views55 comments55 favs

Because her mother died when she was five.Because a child should not lose her mother at the age of five.Because the nuns dressed her as baby Jesus.Because she wasn't educated past the age of 13.Because she had to stop going to school to work for her aunt's who beat her and…

Cosmic Apple

by Chris Okum, posted 43 hours ago 5858 views11 comment11 fav


Six Feet Either Way

by Mathew Paust, posted 45 hours ago 5858 views22 comments11 fav

... the horizontal/vertical implications...

Night fear illusions

by Ed Higgins, posted 3 days ago 7777 views11 comment11 fav

Sometimes/in the middle of the night/awake under a panoply/as caustic as Doré/illustrating Dante

This Morning

by Sam Rasnake, posted 5 days ago 9898 views99 comments88 favs

Never did

From The Plague Year 2020

by Daniel Harris, posted 5 days ago 133133 views99 comments77 favs

I went to Costco

Lavender Blur

by Dianne McKnight-Warren, posted 5 days ago 8989 views44 comments44 favs

Donna and I get out of the car...

Where is His Grave

by Ivan Reyes, posted Mar 28, 2020 9696 views11 comment11 fav

She took a desolate road as the wind blew.

Extraterrestrial Bingo

by John Olson, posted Mar 28, 2020 8888 views22 comments22 favs

Let me tell you about extraterrestrial bingo: it's loud. They put the speakers over my head. And the microphone keeps moving. Most of the organisms here are old. And from another planet. I see a lot of tentacles. A lot of auras and bugeyes. Everyone seems to know the…

verses versus verses versus verses

by strannikov, posted Mar 26, 2020 101101 views33 comments22 favs

reading books does not save you from death / nor does it keep poverty away: / what explains literacy's appeal? / reading books equips us to engage.

Ode to Flannery O'Connor

by Gerri Giovanelli Bauer, posted Mar 26, 2020 100100 views11 comment11 fav

December 1995 “It's almost Christmas! Of course I'm going.” Gert's bosom swelled like a peacock's fan. “If you were more of a Christian, you'd go, too, Joe.”“Right. And leave the Mr. Kiddie Porn King of the World Wide Web here while…

Emily's Letter to her Husband's Lover

by Beate Sigriddaughter, posted Mar 23, 2020 122122 views1414 comments1212 favs

I almost kept him on the shelf with all the trophies.


by Bill Yarrow, posted Mar 21, 2020 9898 views1414 comments88 favs

A.The poem of rational progression is dulling.Make the leap. Go beyond juxtaposition to collision.We like poetry that does double duty, triple duty, quadruple duty. We like poetry that mixes the grit, poetry that has the texture of complexity.Reason asserts an…

Two Drunken Elves Don't Know a Good Hobbit When They See One

by Darryl Price, posted Mar 21, 2020 116116 views55 comments55 favs

Wait for it. It's not the end of the world, it's the end of certain things. It's not that the sky is falling, it's that the coral reefs are dead or dying. I don't know how the ravaged trees have managed to survive this long with us breathing…

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