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Poetry - Year VI - Number 47 - April 2021

    MY CHILDREN by Andy Conner

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    My Children My poems are my children SeedsDeep inside me FertiliseDevelop EmergePart formedWholly dependentNoisy and vulnerable I worryPetrified their fragilityWill kill themGuard them with my lifeMost surviveA few don’t I nourish themWith an organic balanced diet ofAdverbs, adjectives,Appropriate poetic devices Emotional...

    THE VIRTUE OF LAZINESS by Mark O’Flynn

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    Hand to Mouth As a picture of modern urban povertyit almost breaks your heart.Old Mother Hubbard’s bare boned cupboard,her dog drooling optimistically.What happened to Mr. Hubbard?Down the pub most likely, drinking away the family savings;run...

    HONOR THIS by Amy Nocton

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    Look at the Moon’s Shards by Amy Nocton We should not remember how the full moonbroke into so many piecesas she extended herself over the water. Nor should we recall lands of lemontrees and ruins more...

    MYTH BUSTER by Charlie Brice

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    French For Reading It was the requirement I most feared. Wehad to pass a language competency examto progress into the Ph.D. program. I chose French even though my past romancewith that language had been mostly unrequited.I...

    THE END OF THE WORLD by Lauren Koong

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    The End Of The World. There is a theorythat the world will be set ablaze,ashes fluttering like snowflakes.Feverish prayers uttered in desperation,falling upon the deaf ears of the Gods. The destruction of heat will raze the...

    TO WELCOME A GIFT by William Pruitt

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    What Am I Doing, Why Am I Here I dream I am playing a character whose actions I understand only as the story goes on. I am a powerful man who has my friends arrest...

    GOD’S PLAN by Robert Pegel

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    God’s Plan We are all on the same path.Some of us will get there sooner than others.Don’t let your mind be troubled.You will be stuck in a mystery.For as long as your eyes can see,your...

    PAINT POEM by LB Sedlacek

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    Distant Planets Close to Home No nightor daylocked orbitscorching sidefreezing sidesuper Earthmini Neptuneevaporating waterfrozen wastelandsmall planetdense atmospherenot crushingsuperdense atmospheredistant planetsdistant youhabitable zonehabitable nightsextraterrestrial extremophilescatching existenceconsidering lifewith youI don’tstand achance. Official Art Mod podge there’s somethingto be said for...

    THE WOMAN IN AN IMAGINARY PAINTING by Tom Montag

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    from"The Woman in an Imaginary Painting" The days have a roundness,morning and night, darknessand light, turn and return,the months, the seasons. In her kitchen, the yellowwall holds a flatnessagainst which her nakednesscurves, lovely as the blush at...

    PEARL by Keith T. Hoerner

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    Pearl Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune The dollhouseis custom madeto look like my house,our house.My new wife’s idea—for Sarah. Same front elevation.Duplicate floorplan. But my step daughter’s attemptto match furniture placementis off.I nudge the miniature hutchto its...