Effigy – a poem by Kate Garrett

Effigy Smoke-cocooned in the sacral end of the year outside the back door swaying in time to the ale in my glass I loop my cigarette in the path of fire-blossoms unfurling across the almost-winter sky friends have drifted home to sleep and dream of revolutions alone in the rain-smouldered night ancestral memories awaken this […]

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Allow – a poem by Ali Grimshaw

Allow How different it is to force instead of allow. To let it come to you. Unfurl. Without your touch. Inside a flower bloom without a worry if the petals overlap. To relinquish. Your plan might not be the one. Unfold another way, yet considered inside magic that you desire.   Ali Grimshaw is the […]

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With and Without – a poem by M.J. Iuppa

With and Without                 for Meghan Rose Shimmering shells dry on the kitchen table— fragile like one’s heart Yet, able to hold the sea like love— un- quenchable—lives en- twined. Overwhelming jungle rhapsody of stars needle-sharp, unblinking the steady gaze of my daughter’s eyes.   M.J. Iuppa  is the Director of the Visual and Performing […]

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