Oct/Nov 2018

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

Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words mirror, demand, rain, and settle.


Two Poems
I wish I had more time to enjoy
the unfinished product, frame
naked, the act of building displayed
Jeff Burt


The valiant serpent stabbed with poisonous
fangs at the foe and hung from his haunch
twisting around his flaming brush
Will Reger


Autonomic System
On the farthest nervous paths
through every station on the stem
hot homunculi rumba through this coma.
Jesse Minkert


Poem for Katie, Queen of Ohio #95
I believe in Ohio.
I believe in you.
Darren Demaree


The Betrayal
As a teenager in Chicago, I denied any knowledge
of collard greens, black-eyed peas, or red-eyed gravy.
Nancy LaFever


Abandoned School Bus Blues
The trees stand around like her grown children,
on a corner, waiting to be picked up
for a job, any job
Bob Bradshaw


Icarus as Poet
If only his flight had been
an imagined one
Marjorie Mir


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