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Cocooning Caterpillar by David P Carroll

[tabby title="Poem"] In my gardenUp the old oak treeLives a beautifulCaterpillarWith me,Spinning aroundHis oak tree,Watching himCocoon in myGarden with me... [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Beautiful little Caterpillar turning into a beautiful pretty little amazing butterfly was so beautiful. [tabbyending]

Light by Ugochukwu Okpara

[tabby title="Poem"] at work a colleague traces my tremorto the sausage roll in my handher face a collage of sympathyshe suggests i get a girlfriendor learn to eat out at home a doctor friend traces my tremorto poor eating &...

Deranging Flowers by Nkateko Masinga

[tabby title="Poem"] Upon seeing your bouquet, the teacher says'It is rare for a man to be this delicate', as if the class is a barometer for softness. You name today's creation 'Serendipity'and we walk home holding a glass bowl with...

Fisher King by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] Where ash and bullfinch,kicking the curl dust-desiccated floorbedding conkers, to collect,and learn why candelabra die,the seasons passing, marking dance? Tell the mistle from the song,know more than robin’s easy blush,the finches beak from starling stab,enjoy the dripping on...

Autumn leaves by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] The autumn leaves have a fervent incenseTheir fading melanin softened by the purple rainI wonder how this marathon of fluorescent dissipation guides this despotic transitionDo we not care that the trees shudder, that the plants quiver?That the wind...