Magpie – a poem by Brian  Palmer

Magpie You line this gift of sky with falling arcs— up, down, then lower down up again, down— the form of flight less crucial than the flight itself. You’ve not enough resplendent plumes that might paint green a Guatemalan jungle. Instead, you sketch the wind with pencil tail. You look for shade in cottonwoods; in […]

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Daniel the Prophet and a Spear of Grass – a poem by Janna Schledorn

Daniel the Prophet and a Spear of Grass Another dream. The king knows what it means— A fruitful tree chopped, stripped, scattered, his fall from the roof of Babylon, disgraced, displaced crazed beast with eagle-feather hair. This king who cut Israel’s youth, cut life, cut hope. . .scrapbooks of baptisms and graduations, buried arrest records, […]

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Planetary – a poem by Jesse Wolfe

Planetary —like hopping on a moving train, my duffel in hand: someone’s shouting, maybe at me. Either you escort me somewhere or something else carries you. You dreamed for years of California: you said, our house may be smaller, but sun will drench our evenings (I’d just shoveled our porch that sludgy Christmas in Vermont) […]

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BOOM – a poem by C.T. McClintock

BOOM and hope is painted like a dogwood over a penny farthing daguerreotyped for so long like gardens on verandas with little haggling leaves or sons rapt with leatherwork hair caught in their fingers their foreboding gone for Lent Dallis grass and moons like Ganymede worlds made from hot matter, melted and bent and Man […]

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