Jul/Aug 2015

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


Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words azalea, labor, hollow, and loss.


Two Poems
Things not missed
in all that time
Resurface now, like a last kiss
Jared Carter


My Wishing Star on a Long Ride
I had all I ever wanted, at thirteen:
my own horse and a long August.
Rachel Dacus


Heat in a slow cooker
on low for 23 years.
Quintin Collins


Subject: (no subject)
It's not my fault
your cubicle is all 5 years of college bought you
Steve Bogdaniec


Hello Urban Universe
my mother is beating
an egg by the moonlight
swelling on her countertop
Keith Gaboury


World’s Strongest Man Called Upon to Lift Sleep
Sleep has no handles. How do you get a grip on it?
E.M. Schorb


Van Gogh: Last Weeks at Auvers
First there was restlessness,
then a few bad dreams.
Bob Bradshaw


Behind Open Doors
I feel like temporary family
brought in off the streets of Catalina De Guines
to share a common heave.
Barbara De Franceschi


I knew then when snow was coming,
ate it when it came.
Marjorie Mir


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