Poetry

Two Poems by Michael Estabrook

Apr 20th, 2015 | By

Reaching out from under
my brother’s bed grabbing
his leg and screaming



“I Am Not A People Person,” by Nancy Gauquier

Apr 20th, 2015 | By

Don’t get me wrong, I like people
once in a while and in moderation,
I like people who are high
in energy and low in calories,
but never more than one or two at a time,
because I am way too easily influenced.



“Bridge May Be Icy,” by Larry O. Dean

Apr 20th, 2015 | By

Bridge may be icy, or not.
Its reputation for iciness is renowned
but don’t get your hopes up
if you’re an ice aficionado
and its slipperiness is nil.



Two Poems by Neil Fulwood

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

How to write a villanelle

Think of yourself as a DJ remixing a sample.
Try to find a rhyme scheme that won’t get grotesque.
This particular piece is a bad example.



“Finger Trapped,” by Anthony Nannetti

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

The world is the size of an index card now,

accessible all at one touch.



“The lovesick tablecloth,” by J. I. Kleinberg

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

I never did love the knife.
Just once I felt his dull
serrations. It wasn’t his fault.
He didn’t intend to cut me.
But after that, his very weight
against me made me cringe.



“Insider Art,” by Bill Spencer

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

Twenty-two firefighters labored to deliver you,
yours a different kind of fire.



“Here, eat this fucking sandwich,” by John Roth

Dec 20th, 2014 | By

Here, eat this fucking sandwich

that I had originally intended to make
for myself but later realized

was no good for me



Two Poems by April Salzano

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

Thank you for submitting your work.
Though I am going to pass on this batch,
your poem “insert title here” came close.
Huh?
I immediately think of coming.



“When The New York Times Embraces The Lunatic Fringe,” by Tony Peyser

Aug 20th, 2014 | By

Maybe this reporter is competent and only
Momentarily seemed like a dumb hack
In this style piece that breathlessly declared
That bangs are now making a comeback.