Jul/Aug 2007

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


Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words geranium, squall, skull, and levitate.


Spring Housecleaning
I am sorting through a cupboard of skeletons:
the giving flesh I used to touch has fallen away
Penelope Scambly Schott


He Brings Flowers
I know about the sun's weighty
gifts, how tulips close each evening like a prayer's palm
Eliabeth Bruno


Two Poems
clatter from
eve's new mouth
Michaela A. Gabriel


I once watched a peach
fall and crack into
a beautiful wet smile
Janie Hofmann


Incandescent fruit
Aditya Ananth


I have heard it softer than the song of a single flycatcher
When languid fish hang in the shaded places under rocks
And the land gives up its cache of water in sips
Cy Dillon


Anthropology in the Waking Night
Here the air and the cheeses are famous,
the beach chairs are blue,
the shutters are pastel
Oliver Rice


The incident happens so suddenly
it almost doesn’t
Joseph Kerschbaum


To the Bag Lady of Yonge Street
Policemen on horseback feel their animals shiver
And fear to know why.
Bojan Pavlovic


Singing Lessons
That's when, my neighbors say, she sliced off
Her ears bit by bit, leaving them at the apartment door.
Jesslyn Roebuck


Throwing Duality
I have things to tell you
that will not wait
Michelle Beth Cronk


Childhood's Recurring Dream
You wear power lightly, a sheathe of light
like a leaf touching time.
Carolyn Srygley-Moore


The snow is soft and merciless. The neighborhood
was taken over, while we slept, in nauseated fits.
J. Elyse Kihlstrom


In that city, they name
houses, they actually do.
Anuradha Vijayakrishnan


The man on stage rolled a quarter
across his knuckles, silver
climbing over skin
Nicholas Ripatrazone


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