Poetry
Wounds

Wounds

by Juleus Ghunta
 
The night she tried to beat me, I slept on the veranda / of the shop in the square.
Three Poems by Michelle Brooks

Three Poems by Michelle Brooks

Bleak, that’s a given. No sun for / days. The spring doesn’t arrive / soon enough.
Two Poems by Gail Hosking

Two Poems by Gail Hosking

It’s warm. Always / warm with some war starting up, more / children to raise.
Instructions For Travel in Times of Doubt

Instructions For Travel in Times of Doubt

by Suzi Banks Baum
 
Take a deeper breath, / the kind that quiets your belly / when you stand on the cliff’s edge of a new now.
Two Poems by Nancy Devine

Two Poems by Nancy Devine

Dangerous / to let the sharks of worry swim away / after dismissing them into the open ocean
Three Poems by Victoria Ruwi

Three Poems by Victoria Ruwi

Manless I dance; my shadow follows me. / I can shift its weight, whirl with indifference.
Two Poems by David Spicer

Two Poems by David Spicer

Before I toast you with Here’s / to the Buddhist who never judges, / I’ll tell a joke about a black marble / statue of Lenin everybody thinks / is you.
Sonder

Sonder

by Kelly Konya
 
When he speaks of mindfulness and writes it off— / prayer is better suited but for what?— / I can tell he believes it, fathoms it clearly.
Take Five With Roy White

Take Five With Roy White

We discovered the joy of Roy White’s poetry at our sister magazine, The Lascaux Review, where his piece “Improv” snatched the air from our lungs.
Three Poems by Kathryn A. Kopple

Three Poems by Kathryn A. Kopple

Until you perceive the extreme loneliness of flannel, / And rub your hands on the paint smacked brick walls
southern gothic

southern gothic

by RC deWinter
 
your mother’s gardenias still bloom / on the blue porch with the faded bench
Three Poems by Brad Garber

Three Poems by Brad Garber

The brains sat in the circle, surrounded by string. I can’t tell you what they were thinking, being one of them.
Magdalena

Magdalena

by Mark Fitzpatrick
 
spike-heels scuffed from the journey through night, / sway down the bitterness of this street
Lakutshon'ilanga

Lakutshon’ilanga

by Brendan Cooney
 
Finding dusk / and crepuscule wanting, / Shakespeare came up with gloaming.
Three Poems by David Lohrey

Three Poems by David Lohrey

Beside the red barn / at an intersection / between today and tomorrow, / a man from Alabama plays the banjo on his knee

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