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Poetry

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I Want To Remember, Mariel E. Valerio Apr 2017

I Want To Remember, Mariel E. Valerio

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I want to remember

crawling into bed beside you

the way I remember

reading a poem aloud for the first time. ~excerpt from poem


King Of My Dreams, Tanya Tsikanovsky Apr 2017

King Of My Dreams, Tanya Tsikanovsky

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If they had worked,

Those droplets in her drink

-so well premeditated, I must say-

This whole thing would have been fine, fine, fine.

My tongue would have sunken its saliva into her prepubescent pores.

My fingertips would have felt every soft fuzzy hair down her lower back. ~excerpt from poem


Tell The Children: No Talking At The Dinner Table, Vanessa Leung Apr 2017

Tell The Children: No Talking At The Dinner Table, Vanessa Leung

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Tell the children no talking at the dinner table

Ivory chopsticks striked down to sever unfinished

Articulations, into pieces of broken syllables.

All not knowing what malice they had inflicted,

Hurried with their sustenance and scattered

Behind walls. Try to make amends

In uncertain ways. Promise

No talking back, nor back-talking. ~excerpt from poem


108 Double Stitches, Robert D. Johnson Apr 2017

108 Double Stitches, Robert D. Johnson

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So tightly I’m wound,

I recoil when struck.

Compressed like a spring.

I’m constantly fondled,

Examined and lifted on high.

A pale white complexion,

red lines all over my face. ~excerpt from poem


Fellow Traveler, Steve Galiani Apr 2017

Fellow Traveler, Steve Galiani

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Gather round, be present!

Listen to words granted me

(presumptuous vessel)

by the muse. ~excerpt from poem


Vocation, Steve Galiani Apr 2017

Vocation, Steve Galiani

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daybreak finds me

the freshest of flowers

dew-soaked, opening slowly

to the lighting sky. ~excerpt from poem


We Are Horses, Aijuana Bifri Apr 2017

We Are Horses, Aijuana Bifri

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To read and to write is to breathe and to live and to eat and to drink

to sustain my life

when the pen and the pad and the life you had are put on stage

and on the mic

I need to read I need to write and over and over ~excerpt from poem


The Belly, Aijuana Bifri Apr 2017

The Belly, Aijuana Bifri

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The Star-Spangled Banner plays and I don’t have my hands on my heart

next thing I know, I hear,

“You anti-American immigrant leech

if you don’t like America, why don’t you leave?

if you don’t like America, why don’t you go home?

you’ve talked shit about this country

expressing your pain in this country

aren’t you thankful we serve you in this country?

all you do is take money from this country

you ungrateful...” ~excerpt from poem


Better Than Grey, Tanya Tsikanovsky Apr 2017

Better Than Grey, Tanya Tsikanovsky

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Our words slide off our tongues like marbles on wet floors,

too wet to stop gliding

And we soak up our thoughts like sponges,

wringing out the water we both now taste ~excerpt from poem


Feel No More, Natalie Padilla Feb 2017

Feel No More, Natalie Padilla

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I can feel the prickle of the grass

And the cold, desolate ground beneath me

My body is weak as I struggle to wake

For I feel your presence surround me

A blade of grass comes into view

I tilt my head towards the blazing sky

Where the clouds cradle me with warmth ~excerpt


Cup Of Tea, Paula Garcia Feb 2017

Cup Of Tea, Paula Garcia

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“Such a beautiful photograph,” she marvels

As she sits down where I used to lie.

You look at the picture as she asks you who I am.

For what seems like an eternity in your mind

You plead with God to help you mask the clouds

That are now thundering about in your head.

“Just an old friend,” you reply coolly,

After an uncomfortable second.

~ poem excerpt ~


No Drunken Frenzy, Kimberly Satterfield Feb 2017

No Drunken Frenzy, Kimberly Satterfield

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Chatter of cedar waxwings

is shrill this morning.

Must be fifty crested visitors,

scarlet-russet-gold breasts

glint iridescent. ~excerpt from the poem


Spin The Bottle, Jennifer Curtin Feb 2017

Spin The Bottle, Jennifer Curtin

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A bottle turns feverishly on its side

a compass searching north, east, west, yes

pointedly at a predestined angel

of crackled lips and sweaty pits

A tender moment of locked eyes searching

the other’s approval and first move

for the fated instant~excerpt from the poem


Raquel, Ann Rathie Feb 2017

Raquel, Ann Rathie

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I finally cut off my long red hair.

What a problem that was,

trailing behind me,

dragging on the ground attracting all that attention.

Swains swanning all around.

Rapunzel, I love you,

Rapunzel be mine,

Rapunzel let me wrap myself in your hair!~ excerpt from the poem


Voice, Lauro Vazquez Nov 2016

Voice, Lauro Vazquez

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Letters From Bootcamp, Lauro Vazquez Nov 2016

Letters From Bootcamp, Lauro Vazquez

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Untitled, Lauro Vazquez Nov 2016

Untitled, Lauro Vazquez

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The Secret Redux, Anonymous Author Nov 2016

The Secret Redux, Anonymous Author

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Remembering Mom, Joan Baranow Nov 2016

Remembering Mom, Joan Baranow

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Worst Date Ever!, Lauren Rigor Nov 2016

Worst Date Ever!, Lauren Rigor

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The Other Toy Story, Lin Marie Devincent Oct 2016

The Other Toy Story, Lin Marie Devincent

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Honeymooners, Mercedes Elizalde Oct 2016

Honeymooners, Mercedes Elizalde

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Reconstruction, Kelly Bowers Oct 2016

Reconstruction, Kelly Bowers

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Center, Steve Galiani Oct 2016

Center, Steve Galiani

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Bruise, Amy Thompson Oct 2016

Bruise, Amy Thompson

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Skill, Carlos Rodriguez Oct 2016

Skill, Carlos Rodriguez

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Man Mother, Laurie Reiche Oct 2016

Man Mother, Laurie Reiche

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Katrina's Outrage, Kimberly Satterfield Oct 2016

Katrina's Outrage, Kimberly Satterfield

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