The Battery by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poem"] Juxtaposing the working class and the wealthyThe view from the skate park is lovelyPerusing plaques about the Amsterdam BatteryHave we told our children Gallows Hill isn’t named as such for nothing? We stroll atop a multitude of worldsNotwithstanding...

Revolutions by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] How slow these revolutions,Between the long and short hands,As water spilled through contention, parches once luscious land. The trove of what was, outweighs what is,I see the rat tiptoe the perimeter,as the Olive Thrush leaves. Stroking wounds...

To our fathers by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] To the fathers who walk backwards with their thumbs upbecause it’s a choice of bread or transport, thank you. To the fathers who bore through the depths of their shadowswhen their spirits are not forthcoming, thank you....

Vertigo by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Fever burns within a young heartThe melancholy of standing lowThe treachery of forgoing hanging upside down on a jungle gymSometimes vertigo is the only way to go Another crease upon a brow unmoved by your tomorrowsThe maître...

Ladybug by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Straddling different worlds,she feels the mysterious tug of urgencies too acute to dispense withOver years she’ll repress and camouflage to keep things as they seemAve Maria,her fingerprints float in jeopardy within a choppy slipstream The needs of...