Talisman by Julia A Masi PhD

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] There is no talisman strongerfor warding off evilthan the contrite heartwilling to acquiesce to a life of servicebuilding bridges for social justiceand detentenavigating the landmines of politicsdodging F-bombs of apathyand drone strikes of hateThere is no talisman...

Arm the Poets by Keith Burton

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] You don’t want to faceUs army of authors withInky phalanges and hearts thatPump too much. You don’t want to beReminded that each skeletonHouses love and innocence andFragility. You don’t want to hearThe simple truth that we’re moreAlike...

Wine and time by Keith Burton

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Of course, I recall the decanted pour,the skewering aromas, the sanguinetinge. I miss it in ways, like alleyways ona hand-drawn map of a hometown thatyou can’t return. Please don’t make a thing of it, mydeclining of promising...

Scars In The Sky by Julia A Masi PhD

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] We watchedin horror assmoke obscuredthe sunblanketing the skyin a putridorange smogonce againon lockdownwaitingprayingfor the impermeableclouds to dissipateworryingwonderingour imaginationsraced in terrorthe latest doseof pollutionburned our eyesirritated our lungsinevitably leaving invisiblescars in the sky [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Julia Masi...

Heavy is the Crown by Adore Alexander

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Top-soil, richLies beneathMy heaviness.Damp and steamingI swoosh arches like angels,no, swamp monstersinto the lawnwho mildly share my complexion.I make them crowns of wildflowersAdorning their humble headsWith softer contoursThan their grotesque bodies allow.Leaving the imprint of my shadowKnighted...