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Mindela Ruby

Africa Safari Journal (in Haiku) (with Footnotes) by Mindela Ruby

Africa Safari Journal (in Haiku) (with Footnotes) Mindela Ruby   Sossus Lodge Deadvlei at sunset Yelping jackal crosses dunes The Milky Way1 wows 1 Earth’s galaxy home, strikingly visible in the Namibian desert night sky.   Mowani Mountain Camp Reimvasmaaker2 guide Rosey-Face Love Birds in flight Scattered boulder crags 2 Member of South African tribe…




Tricia Knoll

How a Woman Kisses a Ghost She Knows by Tricia Knoll

How a Woman Kisses a Ghost She Knows Tricia Knoll            I approach this as any woman might, a bit virginal. Palm to palm, a forehead nod as if the Buddha waits. Expect no cheek offered. Go lipstickless. Print no more red marks on the dead. Do not force another mitzvah…




Alison Moncrieff

Two Poems by Alison Moncrieff

Two Poems Alison Moncrieff   Y rustine, the undersqueak of your carriage i seen your bed rustin’ in the yard milkweed growing all up in its frame parts of you rise up between hunks of the old hiway rain tools the weedpath in wishbones, sugar split your selves crazy, that’s what you did same way…




Girlhood by Liz N. Clift

Girlhood Liz N. Clift Back when our bodies were just bodies, we wore swimsuits and skipped through sprinklers that created rainbows against every afternoon’s gathering thunderstorm. We caught gold skippers with the red-handled butterfly net when they landed on my mother’s zinnias and four-o-clocks, and the Carolina clay slicked beneath our soles, turned our feet…




Andrea Moorhead

Herodotus at Home by Andrea Moorhead

Herodotus at Home Andrea Moorhead Withering shield the grass incinerated, and I am sitting at the window watching, the sweep of burning air, the black insistence whenever, withering shield that covers no part of the day, dispenses hour after hour, falling particles, the same tenacious intrusion, green passes, amber and red predominate, and the mind…