Jan/Feb 2008

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


Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words lure, prayer, vinyl, and exit.


Three Poems
He became still. Nothing
mothered him.
His nightmares iced.
Clare L. Martin


Two Poems
Tonight the moon has a dog's face,
a slim green grin.
Jennifer Van Orman


Tidal Pool
In my head I have
pictures of cotton-sheer
birds fluttering on summer breezes
F. John Sharp


Two Poems
Before me, the balloon
of my brother's body inflates, deflates.
Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren


As a grandfather waits to meet
a car passes by the window, his
smoke-wisp eyebrows curl into waves
Rohith Sundararaman


Two Poems
Keys need locks.
Locks still work without keys or am I
stating the obvious?
Jim Murdoch


Two Poems
Leather shoes on gravel: someone
comes through the front door. Slam.
Arlene Ang


Grass and Shadows
unsealed speech stirs open spaces
crows caw to catch the air
Barbara De Franceschi


Traveling Alone
Like a couple sharing the same hammock,
you would be immediately drawn
towards each other.
Bob Bradshaw


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