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Category: Poetry (page 2 of 14)

“Eternal River,” a poem by John Grey

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Poetry by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

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Poetry by David L. Paxton

Amalgamation 

 

Brain rocked dry spell,

this green fist

recovering, finger

joints swelled

 

plush flesh and hair

overly

mortared

 

with supposed despair

negative words

followed by shakes, caught

 

sitting through night

until red daybreak

catches itself up

and yellows to work.

 

Rain hangs

misting silent live oaks,

leaves dropping on trucks

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Poetry by KG Newman

Outside The Metro

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Poetry by A.J. Huffman

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Poetry by Judith Askew

Developing Early

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“Spelling,” a poem by T.K. Lee

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Poetry by Darren C. Demaree

EMILY AS WE SCARE THE BIRDS

 

We are the un-

knowability of the wind.

Our song terrorizes

 

the possibility of simple

love in simple trees

with simple nests.

 

This is why

our children can’t fly.

They’re lovely,

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Poetry by Brittany Zedalis

Pursuing Chaos

ink from my pen

flows through my veins

just beneath the skin

 

snaking its way

towards the source

of its maddening chaos

 

it stains the bones

of my rib cage

seeping into the marrow

 

it searches

ever yearning

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“Bigger Isn’t Better,” a poem by Marissa Glover

People always say that size matters.

But these days, it’s hard to know what’s true.
So I studied the subject for myself—to see
if the reports I’d heard were just fake news.

Science says Frenchmen have the largest members.
Monsieur Bedel indeed insisted
his was best and that I kiss it! kiss it!
A frog with frantic aim, he lashed about:

a series of this and that—quick in, quicker out.

As if to whip a fly from my cervix,
he jerked his darting la queue faster than a blink.

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