Apr/May 2021

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Special Feature — Word Poems

Poems containing the words last, held, find, and town.

My kitchen
(Spotlight Runner-Up!)

Tufts inch across the reclaimed table,
the moss reclaiming it with velvet inner arms

Carolyn Wilsey

The Anchovy

an instinctive explorer
heading inwards
into those dark belly pools

Peter O'Donovan


My mother has no modesty
Not with me

Alanna Shaikh


Then down that basket went at your feet
and with enormous flips of your deceivingly fragile arms,
you shook the sheets to the wind like sails

William Thierfelder

Varieties of God

Has meditation ever been described this way?
There's a dandyish, fey quality to me when I meditate.

Edward Salem