Poetry

Two Poems by Bryan Thao Worra

Aug 20th, 2016 | By

One morning
Walking into my backyard,
A thin strand of spider silk tangles my legs
With a quiet snap,

Its frustrated author glares
From a high corner nearby.



“My Fairy Garden,” by Susan Chertkow

Aug 20th, 2016 | By

In late June, when my stone birdbath developed a
deep crack, I recycled it into a fairy garden.



“To a Distant Lover,” by Thomas Cavazos

Aug 20th, 2016 | By

These winter nights know not your gentle touch,
Your fingers running wild against your skin.
My darling, this I ask (think it not much:)
To be your partner, privy to your sin.



Two Poems by Matt Dennison

Apr 20th, 2016 | By

Onion Never buy a single onion if you live alone. For unless you are greatly skilled in the art of onion management, at some point you will end up with less than half an onion on a little plate on the middle shelf of a nearly-empty fridge, it’s pitiful, withered, stem looking like the sliced-off

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“Yours in undead desperation (a zombie soliloquy),” by Anna Della Zazzera

Apr 20th, 2016 | By

I’ve started to keep a Food and Feelings Journal,
but it just ends up sounding like the lamest brand of forced narrative.
Like Chicken Soup for the Mystically Reanimated Soul,
or that recurring dream I have where I’m the host of
a low-budget, zombie-themed daytime talk show,



“Food Policy,” by Bob Schildgen

Apr 20th, 2016 | By

The cigar is chewed to nothing,
there’s earwigs on the brie,
but the dumpster’s flowin’ over
and there’s plenty here for free.



“Debating the Draft,” by Maria Bonsanti

Apr 20th, 2016 | By

I have this need
to sometimes rhyme
my words, my phrases
give them time



“Tragedy,” by A.J. Huffman

Dec 20th, 2015 | By

Vexing fact of reality, fateless truth:
flea markets do not sell fleas.



“Contemporary Shepherd Seeking GF,” by Nicholas L. Sweeney

Dec 20th, 2015 | By

Come message me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
Of hash and tag and smiley face,
The punctuation masquerade.



“Calavera for Skeletor,” by Sarah Frances Moran

Dec 20th, 2015 | By

That motherfucker He-man finally got to him.
Broke his spirit.