I AM AN AFRICAN by Okoli Stephen

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I AM AN AFRICANby Okoli Stephen    I AM AN AFRICANI am an African,Not blackI'm dark, with bright brilliant colourBold and strongGiftedTalentedAnd craftyDark I amNot blackSo, don't pity meI am an AfricanNot a monkeyMy...

AT THE BREWERY DOWNTOWN by Hannah Kludy

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AT THE BREWERY DOWNTOWNBy Hannah Kludy  Martyr has six definitions on Dictionary.comFire never looked so sinister to me, a moth in North America. We speak of martyrs as though...

VARIATIONS by Doug Bolling

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                          Variation 47                                      Remembering de Chirico Afternoon of heat the village asleep Lovers drifting through as though                                          A...

SPIRALS OF SOUND Lisa Molina

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Spirals of Sound IIf One of us must dieI hope it is I.When I thought my son with leukemia was dead, I screamed at God,“Take me instead!”The wish still...

WAITING FOR RAIN by Edward Reilly

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Muse You disconcert me at times, silent at the door, As in the morning breeze your long tresses flutter, Eyes downcast as if...

BALM by Pitambar Naik

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BALM by Pitambar Naik BalmPitambar Naik Remember the havoc in your thick apple-red heartyour journey finishes in the middle of the rainy kisses   how...

COFFEE MUG by ABU MUSA TAREQ – Translated by Afruza Khanom PhD

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COFFEE MUG by Abu Musa TareqTranslated by Afruza Khanom PhD Coffee Mug One vacant step  away from you and-This poet will breathe through your most secret...

TURN AWAY By Andy J Hale

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TURN AWAYBy Andy J Hale Tears of Stone Arrival in the valley of the sunA bowl of mountains burningA drink of water filled with fireFor my...

STORM CINEMATOGRAPHY by Emalise Rose

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while we’re away lights on the bayflicker twice, then recedeto the crawl space of Summerwinds resonatingthe deep chilled wisconsin And winter will whipwhile we’re away

GAME OF THREE by Lucia Coppola

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THE SNAKE Coiled up by the side of the trackswhile the train whizzes past, kicks up dead leavesthe overcast chill drizzles down fog and dreamsproject onto his reptilian stare...