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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words silent, puzzle, envelop, and hypnotize.
The landlords told us that this used
to be paradise while I watched
a neighbor choke his daughter.
The woken leaves sigh.
Another day lost
in thoughts of a once-lover.
Lakshmi Arya Thathachar
Herding Sheep with Bill
A step ahead of most of us, he shamed us all with his uncanny vigor,
Pushing himself up the slope with a blackthorn cane
Fog Along the Shore
I see my mother stroll with bare-armed, young
women who gossip as their toddlers race
Flotsam and Jetsam
dry-retching stings my throat—
I can't sing your hook
blue and blue and blue #35
i was wrong
to think the weed
of any moment
Darren C. Demaree
I'm not very bright,
but I make up for it by growing old in the moments
In Bed on 63rd Street
It's the usual scene
of someone drowning while perfectly still
The Ache of Lack: A Play in Words
who does not yearn for justice—a lattice
or perhaps merely a serviceable poultice?