Apr/May 2019

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

Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words well, dissolve, present, and bed.


Two Poems
The lemon surrenders itself,
wedges of light ignited
by late afternoon sun
Fiona Tinwei Lam


It skulked in the garden
and sucked the lavenders dry
until only an occasional wind vexed
Jane Penaz Eisner


In the latissimus dorsi nebula
I see Pegasus, striding the sky of my skin
as I move my arm
Ronnie Sirmans


Depression Shows Up Like a Pimple-Spotted Teen
like what love doesn't look like:
a golf green browned
where sun sunk his fiery teeth
Brenda Nicholas


Ninth Life—No Cat
I shade my mind from remnants of dreams
omens of our shared natural history
Mori Glaser


Wedding, and
It is the sharpness of those cuts I heal
and the soft plume of seeing, the task.
Joanna Brown


Waiting for Greta Garbo
We could have gone underground
like radicals from the sixties
for all the world cares.
Bob Bradshaw


And out of the awakened earth,
a lengthened light,
an end to thirst
Marjorie Mir


Antediluvian Speculations (St. Augustine)
It's easy to mock YouTube videos,
but even St. Augustine
once saw an immense molar tooth
and wrote about it
Don Thompson


My Belly as an Ocean
after a week of lounging in Sandwich,
Massachusetts, I waxed on
about my seafood consumption
Keith Mark Gaboury


My father hammered with words
He forced angles to concur,
planed raw wood into roof beams
from trees he cut down himself
Sean Lause


The Offspring of the Manuscript Defined as Poem
Would the hunter stalking the deer, lose sight of the hind
as it springs, running and leaping away? Would the parent
lose its child? The original work its meaning?
Carole Mertz


Sun Shower in Peekskill
now in the way
and disassembled to make way
Don Pomerantz


Lion's Breath (Spotlight Runner Up!)
I thought how wonderful
my father would have found the practice.
I imagined him lion-breathing
on the checkout line at Walmart
Steven Deutsch


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