Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

View from the Bottom of the Hourglass Economy

By Lita Kurth

I can feel past my wallet
almost all the way
to Five Guy Burgers’
big red letters
not today
maybe payday

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Archery

By Sandra Kolankiewicz

The point is what allows the rest of the
arrowhead to enter the flesh of a
honey crisp apple set on the fence post
while you reach back over your shoulder toward
your quill, intent on splitting the fruit in

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There will not be a train

By Rose Mary Boehm

They never saw it coming,
and there is no other transport.
Angels in handcuffs,
wings clippedclose to the shoulder blades.
Large suitcases left behindat the border

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From Grey’s Ferry, 1999

By Jim Trainer

I’m not sure that what flared
was regulation or if anyone
was on shift or firewatch
or if that ghost-plume after it
was noxious and deadly
but I caught something so violent,

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Cinnamon Bun

By Sandra Kolankiewicz

People are generous except when they
aren’t, so much to either share or envy,
little indifference in between. Thank
you for handing me half your cinnamon
bun and part of the napkin that came with it,

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