The River There is a peaceful river that flows to us from each other We are, the two of us, united in its flow (more…)
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Breaking Day by Mary Brent Cantarutti The sun slips into the Lowcountry sky— a pancake stirred in earth’s kitchen, (more…)
My Partner in Time, My Little Joy (Inspired by the Quentin Baxter Quintet) by Nancy Alpert My drumming pulse thumps rhythmic warmth while deep in my base my heartstrings strum. (more…)
Twist Dolls For Sharon Cooper-Murray Indigo, indigo boo-hag blue, I’m gonna put a spell on you. (more…)
Three Haiku by Mary Edna Fraser Beginning light dance Flowing channel of color Harvests moon shadows (more…)
Moonful by Robyn T. Murphy And finally the moon found me Through the top window panel (more…)
What Remains by Ty Collins The grandfather I never knew drowned July 4th, 1935, but not before he saved his four children and wife, When a sudden storm capsized his sailboat they held fast to the boom. (more…)
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Pecans, After Wallace Stevens For Wanda Abell Kelley 1921-1998 by Juliette Kelley (more…)
Breaking Day by Mary Brent Cantarutti The sun slips into the Lowcountry sky— a pancake stirred in earth’s kitchen, served up in orange flames, a divine concoction offered to day. (more…)
No Questions Asked by Paula Tevis I enter the labyrinth with the usual questions: How will I know where to go? (more…)
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