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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words ribbon, illuminate, visitor, and question.
A moonflower seeded by wind
opens its petals, scents the evening.
Next season no trace.
Ruth D. Handel
Crabbed poisonous berries appeared on the ground.
My father walked the land like a sheriff.
he reaches in the uterine
darkness of the niche,
expecting to find only
the far hills come to me as if summoned by a time machine from the speed-unlimited future
E. M. Schorb
The Elevated Train
It stops at the platform,
still wrapped in the threads
of the city's dreams
Hugo J. Quizhpi
Cranes Fly In
Awkwardly they land in the rustle
of wetland grass and immediately engage in conversation
with anyone who will listen.
Elegy for Keith
It is the day after Christmas
and we have not really been friends since high school and not a single
one of us has our shit together.
at the corner teenagers with the smell of pot
in the air gather in a group to criticize passersby
Time Out of Mind
Are you warm enough? Sure?
I just put the kettle on.
Look! It's starting to snow.