Jul/Aug 2006

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Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words hoax, mosaic, courteous, and thirst.


Two Poems
In the gorge below
Kingfishers chatter against unseen boundaries
Cy Dillon


black birds in the tree house saloons
the trees' red berries begin
fermenting like free fat
grapes and homemade wine
Stanley M. Noah


Two Poems
I recall another
time-slipped scrap of twitchy darkness
madly orbiting late one October
Adam Elgar


Two Poems
My mother was once the most beautiful woman in town.  
Grzegorz Wroblewski


My mother's name is Hester,
as was her mother's,
and her mother's mother's.
LouAnn Shepard Muhm


Two Poems
It made me dizzy, trying
to keep straight what flowed into what
and where, which part was named river
Ellen Kombiyil


I can be venomous when taken
for a prostitute.
Arlene Ang


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