Jan/Feb 2022

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Special Feature — Word Poems

Poems containing the words reach, mind, shade, and back.

Solace by a Vineyard

Our fog of distance hovering
in a shared absence large as the giant oak tree

Rachel Dacus

All That Angrezi
(Spotlight Runner-Up!)

You turned your nose up at it, till it was rechristened
Himalayan Pink Salt

Kandala Singh

Fibers of Light

Still we gift them
fur cuffs, masquerade

Adam Day

The Old Poet's Soliloquy

houses loomed across big yards
and the globes of great old elms
watched dim and silent

Peter Bridges

Please Die by Alligator

a ghost stretching sleep into wake
wails at the ceiling. the walls. the unseen.

Molly Anne Blumhoefer


who wouldn't covet
these berries flying plump
on vines, irresistible

David Sapp


This is not a lost letter to what has been wrought;
who was right and who was wrong and how we
have to work now to find that sky.

Robert Detman