Oct/Nov 2021

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Special Feature — Word Poems

Poems containing the words wood, receive, trip, and tree.

Dirt Bird / Ugly Tanka

Here in
the muck puddle of parking
lot, I shudder.

Autumn McClintock

Autumn Now and Then

Winter would pull its white comforter
around house and barn and tuck them in.
Nights were long, but the harvest home.

Russell Rowland

A Little Brown Book

I've been watching trains for
half a century. I still wonder
where they've come from, and think
about where they might be going.

Virginia Bach Folger

Broken Dream

What prayer
do I render on these knees,
scrubbing these floors?

Cordelia Hanemann

The Loss of a Muse
(Spotlight Runner-Up!)

By night
I make a heap of unsaid words
in my mother tongue

Lakshmi Arya Thathachar

Cooking Jambalaya for a Dinner Party in a Maine Cottage

I need to say here that I've never kept
a dog. And I need to put us all back in the kitchen
with shrimp and rice.

Christine Potter