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Diptych for Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, Protectoress Against Mice, Rats, and Mental Illness

by Jacquelyn Bengfort, posted 7 hours ago 4646 views11 comment11 fav

So she set about eliminating the problem, all the time recalling some newsmagazine program she’d seen as a child: a discussion of hantavirus, nasty and deadly and spread by mice.

Birds and Beasts

by Darryl Price, posted 33 hours ago 5252 views66 comments55 favs

The world has gone crazy, but please let me make you One of my songs. You can eat it, if you want. It tastes better when it's fresh, but you can also take It with you on long journeys. The world has gone crazy, But not everyone has…

maybe, in winter

by Kitty Boots, posted 3 days ago 105105 views1111 comments88 favs

I will wrap up in quilts that still smell of summer sun

Three Short Poems

by Kait Mauro, posted 6 days ago 110110 views88 comments66 favs

no more trying to keep / the peace, no more trying / to keep every person happy. / Just this: no more.

Version - 2.0

by Emily Sparkles, posted Sep 16, 2017 122122 views77 comments66 favs

Pale like a tracing of a memory

Bodies Approaching Rest

by Gary Hardaway, posted Sep 16, 2017 168168 views1212 comments55 favs

He hates this body no less now/ than he did at 14 for its pudginess/ and the hair that can’t conform

Die for the sunset

by lisa rosenblatt, posted Sep 16, 2017 111111 views22 comments33 favs

we get back to discussing how long a year is although no one talks about what a woman is or a man and they are just there. rocking chairs rock. sitting and spinning, just like spider’s spin waiting for him – to make a coffee.

Six Big Curses

by Jerry Ratch, posted Sep 14, 2017 9898 views22 comments22 favs

I ain’t one who don’t sing verses Exactly as they seem But tonight I’ll bring six curses On that new boy you’ve been seeing I know I was only your country mouse And you wanted a bigger house In some other city than I was in With your sch

Make Not Thy Head a Grave

by Bill Yarrow, posted Sep 14, 2017 117117 views55 comments44 favs

the emergence of the Beatles and the Vietnam War sad human electricity no buzz of any wheel

Dead Poets

by Gary Percesepe, posted Sep 14, 2017 210210 views1515 comments88 favs

The night was filled with voices and signals. Roads not taken reappeared. Driving past the anniversary of my death I passed a chipmunk

Of Life

by Tim Young, posted Sep 14, 2017 140140 views1111 comments66 favs

beware the slice of the knife cutting like a curious comet blasting through solar systems down the throat of the bad ass milky way

Dove Call

by Mathew Paust, posted Sep 14, 2017 136136 views1414 comments88 favs

soloing on a high wire

But It Is Difficult

by Jill Chan, posted Sep 14, 2017 143143 views55 comments33 favs

The day doesn’t budge in its enormity.

Blurred Waters

by Erika Byrne-Ludwig, posted Sep 13, 2017 145145 views88 comments44 favs

He was a boy then, barely ten, when he sat on the edge of the pond, watched the ducks swim, made intermittent ricochets. He didn't exactly know what had come over him that day. Whether it had been premeditated and meant to hurt. Or just an impulse of the moment,…

The Work of Constant Rising

by Philip F. Clark, posted Sep 12, 2017 145145 views1212 comments99 favs

When did the air become warning?That clairvoyant delft and Delphic sky.What strange and ardent premonitionheld sway? Where were we goingbefore this hard work of constant falling?We were catching cabs and making breakfast,ironing, cursing late trains; hoping the deal…

Colonized Mike, Ch. 10: CRYING AND SUICIDAL

by Smiley McGrouchpants, posted Sep 10, 2017 153153 views00 comments00 favs

'It’s a movie,' he knew he couldn’t tell The Pathogen aloud — it would shatter him, obvious as it was.

haiku not much carved

by strannikov, posted Sep 10, 2017 133133 views55 comments55 favs

pens loaded with ink/exceeding or equal to/my volume of blood.

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