Tag: poetry

The Magic Show by Kristin Camitta Zimet

The Magic Show Kristin Camitta Zimet   6 months Magic was All there was Her face if you Cried right rising Round over the bars The first the only sun Her giant arms a sleeve Around you a familiar surprise Making always whole the always cut   six Any head Could go on Any body…




Why I Slapped Her Hand by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Why I Slapped Her Hand Barbara Westwood Diehl Because light is a given for her, and a day with no sunrise is beyond her imagination, and the sun is comfortably far away and benign. Because she would play with fire as she played with light switches over her crib. Because she would play with fire…




Miss World by Heather Derr-Smith

Miss World Heather Derr-Smith Four in the morning in the Schwenkfelder Church yard. The stars ripple and lilt, slits of light, talismans. My grandfather could name them all, incantations in his “gigger” bag, scraps of paper, folds and scrolls of protection. “Between thought and expression lies a lifetime” sang Lou Reed from the scratching needle…




Tomas Moniz

on the beauty of urinals & bodies by tomas moniz

on the beauty of urinals & bodies tomas moniz   my first night at a writing residency in the oregon mountains i struggle to build a fire in my cottage. & remember as youngchild camping w/my father. build it like cabin. like teepee. i failed. pushed out of the way & relegated to bunching newspaper….




Barbed Wire Fences and Billboards by Anne Graue

Barbed Wire Fences and Billboards Anne Graue ______I._____As the crow flies _______________dissects wheat sorghum ____________________milo for the pigs _______________spots fox and coyote ____________________screeches over water Hail Mary signs glint blue and white on a barbed wire fence _____II._____All around Robin Hood’s barn ___________Take Highway 69 around to 160 to 59 ___________Stay_____on the beaten path ___________if…