Cave with Familiar Faces – David Lewitzky

Cave with Familiar Faces – David Lewitzky

This is the second and final poem of David’s that we will be posting (just for now, of course). We appreciated the wry yet deeply relatable sentiments he raised in “Cave with Familiar Faces,” as well as the edgy sweetness laced throughout “Not an Anniversary Poem.” Enjoy. Cave with Familiar Faces In this revealing moment,  …

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Not an Anniversary Poem – David Lewitzky

Not an Anniversary Poem – David Lewitzky

Not an Anniversary Poem For Julie (and For Me)  Here’s a celebration of our several adulteries:  hot and cold,  secret memories stashed between our ears,  behind our throats  where we hide our jewel box,  where we keep our fancy carvings.   Let’s keep on doing what we’re doing:  the incriminating emails, the furtive texts,  the phone …

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Mistress of Winter – Brynn Lietuvnikas

Mistress of Winter – Brynn Lietuvnikas

Mistress of Winter A woman watched from outside as young Eleeza was quietly sleeping in the corner of her little brother’s room. In the serene night, her brother’s crib rocked gently. She was completely ignorant of the subtle threat on the way. The only sign was the chill that caused a little shiver from the sleeping girl, …

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Looking for Swans – Matt Longerbeam

Looking for Swans – Matt Longerbeam

The simplistic sweetness of Matt’s short, sentimental poem, with its lowercase characters and quick, clipped lines, won all of us over. We imagine it will have a similar effect on you. Enjoy. Looking for Swans we would look for them  together she and I the swans there are four in all living amongst the ducks …

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Just Breathe – Mellissa Cole

Just Breathe – Mellissa Cole

The message of this personal essay by Mellissa serves as a helpful reminder to all of us at the moment: just breathe. Enjoy. Just Breathe In the morning hours, eleven years ago, my world was changed. I thought I was dreaming; I could hear the faint sound of a ringing phone that I could not …

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Seventh Month – John Grey

Seventh Month – John Grey

Seventh Month Heart swells and yet something inside feels like a cobra slithering and biting. A blessing. So why do you have the chills? You’re carrying around a couple of pounds of fatback. Your joints insist on telling you the weight exactly. Now for every licked finger, there’s a gray ghost wavering at the end …

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Circumstance – John Grey

Circumstance – John Grey

The vivid scenes created in the poems John submitted to us were powerful for all of us to read. We will be sharing a total of two poems from him, the first today and the second tomorrow. We hope you feel just as transported as we did. Enjoy. Circumstance When her son was conceived, the …

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The Hobby Cowboy – Will Brooks

The Hobby Cowboy – Will Brooks

Our first work of fiction for your reading pleasure thus far. We enjoyed the humor present in this story’s dialogue sections and in the unique characterization of Bessie. We have a feeling you’ll come to agree. The Hobby Cowboy About three years ago, my wife, Pinky, talked me into moving. I say she talked me …

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