Unpacked – a poem by Kristine Brown

Unpacked this, the lean season calling for the culling of berries, their tears. broken lute, shattered bits disperse and settle on the shifting ground feeling of both swamp and tundra. the shadow is an amulet gleaming amidst moons to soothe a struck night.   On the weekends, Kristine Brown frequently wanders through historic neighborhoods, saying […]

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No Choice – a poem by William Fogarty

No Choice I have—for many years— fallen in love with phantoms— enamored—of morning dew— shuddering—at impermanence. Grabbing a fistful— It slickly slips— through my fingers. Inevitably I return— to reddening leaves— the ground of life— the Bodhi Tree…   William Fogarty is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, Roman Catholicism, and Energy Mastery. He is also […]

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rachmaninoff      off key – a poem by d. ellis phelps

rachmaninoff …….off key . a minister maybe…….a member of the house of restoration this man……stands in the street asking…….for handouts & my hand’s out the window holding…….spare change ~ coming toward me —his steps…….tentative —his eyes…….locked on mine he stops a few feet from me takes a tiny bow ~ emboldened by this: act of prayer […]

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