Thursday, November 15, 2018

Poems

Delicious, soul-soothing, and thought-provoking words are birthed here.

“Waterfall” by Lynn White

Waterfall   They put a fence by the waterfall all along the high bank near the path. It was ugly, an eyesore but it was supposed to make it safer stop...

“Neither Here Nor There” by Darlington Chukwunyere

Neither Here Nor There   What a fiery beauty you have become! My brother, fruit of my father's loins. Auspicious, Beautiful, Promising. Thence came our crossroads. You chose West I chose home. I dine...

“Nightswimmer Junior, Daylighting” by Todd Mercer

Nightswimmer Junior, Daylighting   Nightswimmer Junior also gigs in day hours as a salty pubtender at Bellaire’s leading brewpub. She likes it as work goes, but feels complicit...

“Jimmy Went Over the Dam” by Todd Mercer

Jimmy Went Over the Dam   Before he was the nightswimmer, he was steering a two-man canoe which shot past the lip of the dam. Ted Arcaro...

“VUJA DE” by Mark J. Mitchell

VUJA DE   Through taxi window, a glimpse— Not the face but that walk— his uncertain lyric sway. Then wind stirs wrong-colored hair. Beside you, a girl who died in 1972 who...

“They Are Nothing to Us” by Feyisayo Anjorin

THEY ARE NOTHING TO US   They were missing When our mission was fragile on the soil, land and clouds as far as the eyes could see...

“I wonder what it takes to go beyond the ordinary” by...

I wonder what it takes to go beyond the ordinary   to feel your hips joints rotate outward, words peeled open revealing pithy catacombs of desire...

“Broken Confession: A pilgrimage to Michael Minassian’s ‘Lover’s Lament'” by Umar...

Broken Confession: A pilgrimage to Michael Minassian's 'Lover's Lament'   "I am possessed by your nouns and verbs, your personal pronouns, your stories, your catalogues of truths and lies." -Michael Minassian, THE...

“In the Head” by Naphtali Festus Adda

IN THE HEAD   In the head, there are clumsy-wailing voices wandering in mystic rhythm of a discord sound confusing the mind with thoughts not of bread but yearning agony...

“Who says the air is invisible?” by Yusuff, Uthman Adekola

WHO SAYS THE AIR IS INVISIBLE?   We've always seen the face Of the air here Scars, wounds, sores, All jumbled together Into a make-up of smooth roughness The air weeps...
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