Tag: poetry

I let them drift away by Andrew P. Dillon

I let them drift away Andrew P. Dillon ———I apologize for ———the eyes in my head. ————Yusef Komunyakaa   The more I learn about brains, the less I trust them. They make a lot of decisions about what you see without consulting you. They’re trying to save you the pain of not knowing, so maybe…




Cold Spark by John Michael Mouskos

Cold Spark John Michael Mouskos Eye with red optic nerve short circuited in flame fire, bleeds pale grey, rejecting watercolor. Eye released from eye socket transplanted from donor. Red dot, blue square, anatomy of a Sun God. Eye in body of God walking at 10 paces wearing leather shoes—may as well be walking in my…




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…