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Jul/Aug 2020

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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 hope, walk, sugar, and sky.

 

Three Japanese Forms
 
We pointy-headed
intellectuals, put down
books, take up shotguns
 
Gerard Sarnat

 

Tonight, I bid them all a crowned farewell (4/17/2020)
(Spotlight Runner-Up!)
 
Fatal lightning striking all over
our planet, corkscrew fear.
 
Diane Sahms

 

Iceland
 
Duck's feet, arrows on the snow,
mirrored a child's game
that we didn't know.
 
Alan Humm

 

Kitchen World
 
Solids are whisked up into gases that
melt to liquid in your mouth.
This is the world I love.
 
Rebecca Longenecker

 

blues
 
the black-line base of it soothes my black Madonna throat
 
Claretta Holsey

 

The Genius of Men
 
Satiated to the edge of sickness
Like too much cotton candy at the fair
 
Joanna Collins

 

Raising Mothers
 
She is lost inside the land
of it makes no difference if it's day or night.
 
Bridget Bell

 

Birds on a Wire
 
Beneath them electricity pulses,
turning on computers
and dishwashers all over town
 
Claudia Buckholts

 

Painted Whale
 
She is the captain of the deep,
the longest swimmer, the warmest,
and the most intelligent
 
Rachel Aviva Burns

 

Flame
 
No, tonight I will make something of myself.
 
Carol Barrett

 

Sparrow
 
Nothing changes in the world when I say
Vesper Sparrow
 
Sharon McDermott

 

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