Retreat – a poem by Tony Lucas

Retreat turn from the freeway high walls shut out the grimy thunder of the street closing the outer gate a cloistered garden where all paths converge this dangerous space dark woodwork with six candles and a hanging pyx worn seats against the wall a flickering light about the rose bowl emptiness extends to pregnancy words […]

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Ascension – a poem by Ann Wehrman

Ascension “Can you see the birds?” I asked, speaking timidly to strangers “Up there, really, so small now, I can’t see them myself…” at first, clean, fluid formation of gulls or white ducks, over twenty in close unison the birds startled me, flying so high, almost out of sight, then seemed to disappear, leaving only […]

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