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Two Poems photo
December 18, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

M. Elizabeth Scott

CHIAROSCURO

-

Your hand and its physical touch
fuschia as you brush

The inside
of desire and nothing

I'll say it
on the skin of your tongue

Name and unname
your eyes and their

Four Poems photo
December 17, 2020 | Poetry

Four Poems

shy watson

sour

i wanted
in the way
that want follows

bedraggled
a half moon
of bites

it starts
like this
slowly

rara saw
FIRE FIRE
in my eyes

hard to describe
to you who
no longer

On Shaving My Legs for the First Time photo
December 15, 2020 | Poetry

On Shaving My Legs for the First Time

Nandini Maharaj

On Shaving my Legs for the First Time

the offending hairs that sprout from dark skin
like unwelcome ants that toil through the night

hairs that signal virility on my father’s chin
draw taunts

An Immigrant Love Letter photo
December 14, 2020 | Poetry

An Immigrant Love Letter

Kimberly Nguyen

an immigrant love letter

this is a love letter

     to jasmine rice     and soy sauce     in the ethnic aisle     to the crisp

     melting     of duck skin in my mouth     you taste     the

I Write Panic photo
December 10, 2020 | Poetry

I Write Panic

Sydney Vogl

I WRITE PANIC

into the locked kitchen
cabinet, china chipped
& sticky. i write
myself into a bottle
of vodka, sloshing
in waves of bitter
padded tongue.
i write the morning
green &

Two Poems photo
December 9, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

catch breath

crying boyfriend

feels like me and god are fighting
they don’t want me to do anything

getting my period at midnight
my poems are like prayers

god doesn’t want me to stop learning
maybe i

Two Poems photo
December 8, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Marissa Ahmadkhani

Describing Feminine Energy

I am electric-orange.
I am strong legs running
through a poppy field, two arms
thrown open, both feet meeting
soil, moon-face turned up to
the sun, with lips like

Wait Here photo
December 7, 2020 | Poetry

Wait Here

Huma Aatifi

Wait Here

 

Though sometimes the present clutches,
panoramic scattered, in gigantic ways,
we wonder about “its persistent fluttering.” 
Later, far-reaching, bark phone in the wind dawn
that

Three Poems photo
December 4, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jack Buck

                       words to describe love

saw a pretty plant through a store window
                                                                    picked out a different one instead
that

Two Poems  photo
December 3, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems 

Lilly Jenner

THE FORGE

we’re speaking by the heat of the
forge, perspiring, charlie grasping
the end of my steel rod with gloved
hands, i pounding metal atop the
metal shop anvil with a sledge ham
-mer.

Three Poems photo
December 2, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Rosa Crepax

One night of nothing

When the languorous motion of bats and owls overthrows the scorching August air
making a party only takes three

One night of nothing
heavy      on an empty

Self-Portrait as Mermaid or Dead Girl photo
December 1, 2020 | Poetry

Self-Portrait as Mermaid or Dead Girl

Gaia Rajan

for M

   i.
In the beginning there was only the girl
and the ocean. Someone was telling a story; 

in the story a girl’s friend died, an accident, 
so she walked into the sea, breathed

Pool photo
November 30, 2020 | Poetry

Pool

Sara Potocsny

...as our mouths quietly filled with water again and again...

the year nyc was covered in cherry blossoms we never got to see photo
November 27, 2020 | Poetry

the year nyc was covered in cherry blossoms we never got to see

Alexis Briscuso

i got rid of my pack rat tendencies
and spread all the feathers

Odd Ode photo
November 26, 2020 | Poetry

Odd Ode

Seth Pennington

Your hair blows like a plastic grocery bag...

Significant Tornadoes photo
November 25, 2020 | Poetry

Significant Tornadoes

Carmen E Brady

Many days I realize my dreams are fiction half way through.

Two Poems photo
November 24, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Stephanie Jean

"Lyric" and "Obvious Pairs"

after seeing a dead bear on the highway photo
November 23, 2020 | Poetry

after seeing a dead bear on the highway

RaJon Staunton

its stagnant swollen limbs...

Three Poems photo
November 20, 2020 | Poetry

Three Poems

Mariah Bosch

Algo - 

I am precise for the machine: tenderness+immediate? Did you 
mean tenderness immediately? cheap+recipe+

for+one. when+you+sit+down+and+they+look+
at+you+like+that. libra+[you

Four Poems photo
November 19, 2020 | Poetry

Four Poems

Mike Topp

"Strange," "Rare Books," "New Suit," and "The Killer"

Rocky Lives in My Head Rent Free photo
November 18, 2020 | Poetry

Rocky Lives in My Head Rent Free

Julia Do

in this one you’re a six foot / two hundred pound prize

Two Poems photo
November 17, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Sarah Layden

"Why This Pregnant Woman Walked Out of a Subway Restaurant in Tears" and "The Return of Sad Beck, Thank God"

Two Poems photo
November 16, 2020 | Poetry

Two Poems

Lotte Mitchell Reford

"A Diaristic Quality but Everything Is Still Gone" and "Jonas Mekas at the Tate Modern"

Couscous photo
November 13, 2020 | Poetry

Couscous

Shriram Sivaramakrishnan

if i say 'i am sorry' to so-and-so...

Riverfront Aria photo
November 12, 2020 | Poetry

Riverfront Aria

Kathryn Haemmerle

Most people prefer the Vulcan statue...

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