I am not putting lemons in this poem.
They’ve been taking up too much
screen time lately and people
are starting […]
She stands alone in a field,
tan prairie grass tinged with
red stretching to the rolling hills.
In one hand, a […]
A woman in a poppy-print tent dress and a man sporting
a mud puddle-color mock turtleneck sweater take turns
spinning yarns that […]
Mary Ellen Talley
I have never been satisfied with my own pieces
See how rough and thick the saucers are
I see my script embellishes your jacket
gloves pants cap […]
We meet at last.
I heard your name for decades but never took you seriously. I thought of you as a minor artist […]
How quickly can a little nation die?
As quickly as she can let down her hair.
It isn’t right; but then, life […]
My father used to warn me
those addicted to breaking
precious things. He said
they are sometimes unaware
Two suns like art you rose again In the daylight of tangerines
Beneath the binaries of […]
Merna Dyer Skinner
Like a lover’s touch
we’ve yet to imagine—
the pool’s warm water glides
beneath our necks,
slides along our […]
It’s all make-believe, I assure you.
From the gut? No, that’s not poetry,
I let the sign say River Rentals
it didn’t make sense, we were nowhere near water
who would rent anything river needed […]
Did you hear
about the sphinx
in the high school basement?
She says she’s been
they pronounced her
salt hay and clay
whale and wooden wharf
apartment block and city
Mary Ellen Talley
The grandfather clock knows all about dissection. Frogs stop ticking quicker than chickens. A tight man inside keeps dropping parts as he stretches […]
Haley L. Johannesen
the birds from yesterday
the ones living in the skull
Ruti began with a reed in each hand.
She wove strands up and down
around and around,