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Becoming Persephone by Monica Crumback

[tabby title="Poem"] sticky silkher motherhad called itwhenas a childshe’d walkedinto a webshe recalledhow it had clungto her, beautifulspun silverfloating in hergolden hairmother’s little fairyas they steppedout of the woodslight-headedcrownedqueen of allthe tinydead [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Monica Crumback writes when she...

Things the World Desperately Needs by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] Kindness, consideration,sympathy, empathy, doing unto othersas you would have them do unto you. Just a little basic decency, a smidge of humanity,a recognition of the inherent and unassailable dignityof other human beings. Seriously, what the hell is wrong...

Wasted by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] Laze through a daze of wasted days, greasy fast-food wrappers on the floorboard, a half full ashtray, a half tank of gas and nowhere to go, aimlessly cruising a labyrinth of half-empty strip malls dotting the topographically challenged...

Come defend your God by Francis Conlon

[tabby title="Poem"] Across the great Middle Eastern plain, Riders came to bring the fight, Assured of victory in his Name, With passions burning a gem-hard flame, Maybe losing the soul's insight. Please let God do the mapping, Of souls that...

Casual Ties by Margaret Drzewiecki

[tabby title="Poem"] compliments don’t live here, but I like you, tailor unwilling lips with whispers to a screen gone black and a taste like iron or coffee without cream, pens always heavy in hands with opposable thumbs unmoving — I...