CAVORT by Leonardo Chung

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four haikus about remembrance i have now realized,i am not made equallavished in dreadful hope every now and then,hurried footsteps dart across.hope they come my way; wait behind bushes,for a chance to pounce uponlet their teeth wrench...

ICONS by Bruce Greenhalgh

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Icons Elvis has left the building.He used the disabled persons’ ramp,Complained about all the pills he has to takeFor high blood pressure, for cholesterol.He’s taking his white jump suit for repair.He’s losing his rhinestones,He’s losing...

HOPE by Tanya Fillbrook

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Solitude What is this body but stone, frozen; I think of cotton candy clouds above this roof of no escape.The front door looks worse where grubby hands opened it up wide like blooming spring flowers...

VICTORY PARTY by Ted Millar

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I Accept I've been carrying around questions for the treatment facility in...

CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS by John Grey

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CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS All that peer pressure,no wonder she feltsorrow, anger,at her intact hymen No way she couldsnip the thing herselfand no doctor woulddo the bloody deed. So a one night standit was, a drunken onethat,...

PYRE by Dee Allen

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GEORGIA PINE Termites have chewedAt the wood and bark.Too many tiny teethHad their way withThe pine tree's structure.Its coniferous body grewWeak, susceptible to disease, brittleAs the yearsAnd the stormsQuickly coast by.Is it too lateTo be...

OLD EDITH by Kay Lesley Reeves

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Old Edith. Blind old Edith is planting her garden With seeds she will never see grow. She fumbles in the packet, Her gnarled arthritic fingers Struggling to grasp them Then place them in a row. Maybe next summer She'll smell their sweet...

THE DANCER by Nicole Farmer

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the dancer purple light, red light, strobe light, black light, she walks on stage in tight white turned neon, wipes the pole long and lean with a wash rag, turns to talk to the DJ...