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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words current, elude, hidden, and lamp.
Three Poems (Spotlight Runner-Up!)
how is this done? this rough magic
whereby vagrant molecules (aroma)
assemble on the signal
I snap off a flower,
cup it in my hand
like a waffle cone
Inside the tree that resembles me,
evaporation has more patience.
Dinner with Zukovsky
merely listened. Knew nothing of his
work and less of Catullus.
I begin to contemplate my aloneness.
Easy in a country where not a soul knows me
my uncle had almost raped a woman once—that
was the story I pretended never to have heard
Priyam Goswami Choudhury
I know the way out of this: four clicks
of the mouse to shut down.
Emily As in May
So often I end up naked
in front of our neighbors
Darren C. Demaree
The darkest box
got mold in your basement.
without fear and loss,
would be meaningless
mullein grows, fugitive from Monet's
Patrick T. Reardon
A Common Ancestry
how they have come down!
You are metal, not porous
You kept to your poetry
like you kept to the old neighborhood,
both mired in bottomless poverty
What Is Looming
my faked relief
exhaled against a mirror
Matthew Bruce Harrison
Dusk in Chincoteague
silver-sheen oyster shells, orange spirals,
translucent sideways crabs