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— Word Poems
Poems containing the words hemisphere, indignant, thistle, and wipe.
Caring for Rabbits
doesn't mean they'll love you back
so keep your boyfriend.
My daughter is eleven.
She wears a "training" bra.
What is she training for?
Every morning, she stared at the
back of his freshly shorn neck
and imagined the velvet nap of it,
rubbed in the wrong direction.
Sierra Vista, AZ
we cling like the Tohono O’odom
to a bare neck of the land,
sleep in the crook of its arm
it is fashionable among college hippies
to dress themselves in pressed overalls
and pile themselves into smoky vans
Gary Charles Wilkens
Nothing good can come
From gray Thursdays.
On the Prospect of a New Lover
He asks me out, his stutter like a soft peach sluicing
my chin with juice. I am easy when it comes to younger men.
Beating Down the Road
Hot coffee kept me right and I drove on
With my eyes burning and the lights thinning out
And nothing was on the road but me looking for you.
Hide and Go Seek
At the far end of the alley,
a fire burns in a metal barrel.
Mary reaches into the flames.
I love that hour
that comes every once
in a while
Bradley Earle Hoge