BEST FRIEND by Ellouisa Chen

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Best Friend Fey-eyed, nightgown-clad,Her hair well tousled;In her hands a bear or doll,The silhouette did not reveal. She was my best friend,Her ears where secrets were whispered. Her dreams, I learned;Her love, I treasured.It nectared bitter days,And...

THREE POEMS by Phil Huffy

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Future Perfect I walked the old street last night,finding your front stepsnow claimed by other lovers and saw them in shadow light,knowing that such timesare youthful, frantic moments when the future lies distantand reminiscenceis a comfort still...

SLEEPY WHALE by Terry Brinkman

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Sleepy Whale 214 How many broken hearts ourBroken in the shade of the nightToo weak to gasp courting deathNow his toes to the daisiesPitch silent dark night of deathWhen you are dead you are deadThen...

BEAMING by William Combes

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Ode to the Beast Without doubtIt is my body,That sees, feels, and shouts. Without doubt,It is my body,That perceives an accomplished clout. It’s done so much,Become so much,Since in the soup it first crawled out. It did so...

PURITY by Marc Isaac Potter

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Purity Two dozen Purity Roses. The aroma embraces themLike an aura. Frederick hands them toKatherine,Five years ago. Now she stares at his pictureWhile sipping watery iced tea. And talking with their daughterWhom they never had. Something New and Hopeful Pushed off...

GOVERNADA by Oksana Mauricio

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PortugueseÁfrica, A Minha casa em Luanda, Angola Quando eu era criança, a casa onde nasci existia muitos anos antes.Entrando da parte de trás, onde se localizava a cozinha com pintura e um verde pálido,O forno...

PRECARIOUS by Sandip Saha

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PrecariousA tiny islandsurroundedby watereverywherea diver findslong columnof land downtouching seabedit is not a mountainno hard rockhow it exitsin turmoilof wavesin oceanstormcan’tfellit! Dream disorders I feel always awake in sleepmy limbs take rest, eyes closedbut mind is...

THE WAIT by Gary Allen

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Stranded. My mother’s bones are like the bleached carcass of a cow whalewho confused by signals in the Sound could not find the way to the open sea – nature has no pityall things are born,...