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Jan/Feb 2019

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Poetry


(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
 

Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words ground, triangle, vision, and knit.

 

Winter, Two Weeks
 
my mutt, Suttree, frees
the bird's blood-red body at my feet
 
Matt Morgan

 

Two Poems
 
playing it is like riding your first bicycle uphill
on a warm day full of white-flowering trees
 
Christine Potter

 

Crows in Wind
 
Instead you accrue the earthbound aches
of a woman in the midst of treatment
or aging
 
Sharon F. McDermott

 

Family Road Trip
 
we breeze past a little town
that sprouted in the morning
shadow of a mountain
 
Stephanie L. Harper

 

Looking out on the Kerala Floods, 2018: Tanka
 
a thousand lights
whirl in the pooling waters
of the rose bed
 
Eric Steere

 

suit and bone (Spotlight Runner Up!)
 
in the Nehru suit you wore for
your son's wedding
your hands clasped by a stranger
 
Mala Rupnarain

 

Chestnuts
 
Melancholy becomes resignation
like the hollow left
when the hummingbirds have flown.
 
John Ziegler

 

What Any River Would Do
 
Maybe the river's current coerced the
hot throb of his breath from your ear
 
Kami Westhoff

 

The Calm
 
Laughter for us was a spiraling out of control,
a momentous shift in the Earth's gravitational pull
 
Tim Hawkins

 

Insomnia
 
His vigilance as relentless
as a mother tending her child, sharp as
a beam of sunlight
 
Virginia Folger

 

Pigeon Flying
 
This, here, is the winter—binding skin to
the current coming in.
 
Priyam Goswami Choudhury

 

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