Month: May 2019

John Mancini ~ Not Expecting a Miracle

The hospital lobby was all cool air and I was sweating. Orderlies nipped by with bodies on gurneys, nurses behind, sneakers squeaking. Everyone but me knew [...]

Thomas Cook ~ Four Micro Essays

PLENTY All night the shops on the 16th Street Promenade fill with neophyte promenaders. The dogs curl up on the green sleeping bags of their owners, and I [...]

DS Levy ~ Talisman

DS Levy ~ Talisman">
When we first got married, someone gave us a plastic pink flamingo as a joke. We planted it in the front yard next to the barberry bushes. For a while, every [...]

Joseph Grantham ~ Pharmacy

Kurt Vonnegut was reading Journey to the End of the Night when he wrote Slaughterhouse-Five. I’m on the bed, watching baseball. I think I have throat [...]

Eric Pankey ~ Two Poems

LANDSCAPE AS ELEGY Beneath the iron truss bridge, Shadows overlap and merge, Ride the deep creek’s moving surface. Sioux quartzite spires rise As [...]

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Pui Ying Wong ~ Three Poems

SCULPTURE COURTYARD The sun came out and dried the grass. I sat under a tree, eating an apple. “Time to be healed” the poet wrote. Stillness around [...]