Apr/May 2017

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

Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words afternoon, ordinary, obscure, and spoil.


Three Poems (Spotlight Runner Up!)
this day is thick
smear and trudge,
sky spit and
Cassandra Yarnall


Two Poems
Many worlds with better suns
however fail to prosper.
Jesse Minkert


Two Poems
I turned my heart into the deep
while I was in the drink,
seaweed drifting overhead
Rachel Dacus


The Science of Infatuation
Something of you still breathes
through everything I do
Jen Davis


Looking Around
The grasses borrow my walking
for their sticky seeds
Michael Penny


The Way We Are Now
My neighbor, Mike,
will build a fence this spring.
Steven Deutsch


Shadows and Shades
High in the tree of knowledge
my brother clutches at a
brittle branch
Chuck Kramer


Snow Falling
I try not to disappoint those
Who define my world.
Linda Baldanzi


Two Poems
That bounty, long-since gone,
has left the words intact,
reminding me how poems begin
Marjorie Mir


Poisonous Venom
I wanted to use a word
I've never before written down
Penelope Scambly Schott


Not even a snail crosses the path of my suffering.
Joel Fry


Doug's Boots
I want to stand
in this small space forever.
Bob Bradshaw


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