Poetry

Poem – Cliché (By Sanjeev Sethi)

Cliché   Adumbration of authenticity is credible as credo of mendacity. Praxis of pigeonholing lulls us. Nirvana isn’t in nomenclature. In eschewing tracks of tenebrousness. Gnomes of knowledge must kindle their lanterns by lynching doctrines of divisiveness ...
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Poem – Aurora Australis (By Joshua Medsker)

Aurora Australis The stars spun in a flashing cloud purple and blue—pulsating and out of the middle of the swirl shone a black ray, seeming to fold in on itself, expanding simultaneously ser lat allar etoy eelh ottop alalalala ashalla ...
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Poem – I Hardly Knew You (By Gary Beck)

I hardly Knew You We remember a lost President, assassinated, promises unfulfilled, who dazzled the nation with youthful vigor almost unAmerican glamour, and many reminisce of what could have been, forgetting the best and brightest sent abroad in the Peace ...
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Poem – A Bit of News Not Fake (By Donal Mahoney)

A Bit of News Not Fake   An article in the paper reports something one doesn’t see happen in America very often.   Eighty billionaires, millionaires and others close to that level in New York have written to    their lawmakers ...
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Poem – Overpass (By Allison Grayhurst)

Overpass   In the gravel hole slumbering in cold fatigue open and open is tomorrow never arriving. But pale and pasty sickness in my mirror is all I see when I look at my changing body, changing again to form ...
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Poem – NG (By John Stanizzi)

NG NG21028982 – My National Guard Service Number 1967   I remember from an early age that when she wasn’t cursing, my mother chose NG – the car was NG, NG the refrigerator, my father, and me. And so in ...
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Poem – The Calendar (By David Russell)

The Calendar The sun coughed, scattered itself for a split second into myriad droplets – so divided, poured itself into the central chasm, flattening it to glory, clinching the final resilience of the chasm’s rocks – that reject sediment, so ...
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Poem – A Facility for the Poor and Demented (By Donal Mahoney)

A Facility for the Poor and Demented   Fred visits Bill every month at  the facility he’s been in for years.  Age and booze brought Bill there. He's still strapped to his bed so he can't go wandering again  when he gets ...
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Poem – The Path of Art II (By Gary Beck)

The Path of Art II In primitive times unknown individuals painted on cave walls not for interior decoration, but artistic expression, that would unlike today, with no gallery opening for an elite crowd, perhaps just the clan, yet if they ...
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Poem – The Musician’s Testament (By David Russell)

The Musician’s Testament “Being a living legend is such a precarious livelihood. What a ducking of responsibility!” (John Cale) “Success means being worried about everything else except money” (Johnny Cash) I’m putting down this last eyewitness account leading up to ...
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