Home Poetry - Year IV - Number 24 - May 2019

Poetry - Year IV - Number 24 - May 2019

    PICTURE NEGATIVE by Gabrielle Amarosa

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    PICTURE NEGATIVEby Gabrielle Amarosa   Stars’ Crossed LoveI see her across an inky sky,Pure light,Brighter than any other.She is part of the great bear—Like a bear herself,The strongest and most fiercely beautiful.We all orient...

    LEAVING BUCHAREST by Jules Elleo 

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    LEAVING BUCHARESTby Jules Elleo   Leaving Bucharest In the courtyardof my apartment block,there is an elm tree.Its foliage reaches upto the 5th floor.Its rootsrun deepbeneath our sleep.TwiceI will...

    TODAY I TRAVELED TO THE PAST by Jose Manuel SÁNCHEZ

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    TODAY I TRAVELED TO THE PAST by Jose Manuel SÁNCHEZ  GÜEI VIAXÉ AL PASÁU                                                            Nel vieyu mundiugüei entamaba l’inviernu,güei ye’l Samaín,“l’acabu del verañu”.+++++Güei lleve-yos floresa los mios...

    OUR OWN by George Payne

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    OUR OWNby George Payne  Our Own The status quo is killing our soul.Life is not about paying the mortgage. It is not okay...

    COME TO ME AND LET ME HOLD YOU by Olivia Du Pont

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    COME TO ME AND LET ME HOLD YOUby Olivia Du Pont  Come to me and let me hold youIn the dead of night where voices are hushedBreathe life into...

    WORK OF ART by Valerie Patrick

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    WORK OF ARTby Valerie Patrick   Work of ArtHold my face like the Portland VaseTrace the pictures on my cheekbonesGaze into my eyes like the Mona LisaAppreciate every stroke of colorCaress my body like...

    CALM by Elana Wolff

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    CALMby Elana Wolff   Calm,not so long ago / the river ambling through the valley /easy in the aptitude of being in the blue beside the fireweedand pocket gophers stomping on the vandal grass...

    DIVINE by John Raffetto

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    DIVINEby John Raffetto    A LATE FATESeas fossilize into parched buttestrapped shellfishanthropoids in dark matter.Time did not freezeas massive ice balland volcanoesmerge into passive resistancepush and pullon earth axis.The bacteria count is one.A...

    NOT A PRAYER by Diana Anhalt

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    NOT A PRAYERby Diana Anhalt  For Ethel Figueroa, the Librarian, My Heroine, who lets me hide in the library— closed for recess—when girls in patent leather,...

    WORDS UNSPOKEN by Kimberly Crocker

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    WORDS UNSPOKENby Kimberly Crocker     Words Unspoken            By Kimberly Crocker She dissolved from the feet up,vanishing in surreptitious bites like thosetaken by children when no one...