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— Word Poems
Poems containing the words funeral, impartial, reputation, and footsteps.
I always thanked them
for speaking and putting up with me,
the Nick Bottom of my university
My dreams are like Japanese
beetles eating holes into a just
bloomed white hibiscus.
the actual becomes memory,
memory turns to story
told on a grassy roof
I heard your voice like water
Pushing its way over jagged stones
Crackling like a telephone connection gone bad
Pooja Garg Singh
Three Poems (Spotlight Runner-Up!)
When this curving highway lay submerged
Paleozoic sponges sunk their one foot into the mud;
while worms wrote the first lost alphabet.
It is a tender job watching changing light
in woman's face shadowed by a lover
or in the eyes of a milkmaid at work
Elizabeth P. Glixman
if anyone's gonna marry Linda
it's gonna be me
Learning to Play Piano
How could we arrive
at Symphony Hall? Or anywhere but an auditorium
filled with folding chairs?
A Way Into The Forest
how my body traps light and song, how the woods
sing to themselves in their windy meter
The moon is moving away from the earth at the rate of one half inch a year. The wild turkey on the sidewalk in front of the MRI center doesn't appear to know it.
Ruth D. Handel
Margins like the white robes at Tiannamen Square.
Anaphora like the holes where the bombs fell in Berlin.
Himali Singh Soin