Saturday, 31 October 2009

after the green gloam of the park
a blue black bruised neighborhood
rent apart by orange neon
and the fierce brand of headlights

*

Natalie Korman

Friday, 30 October 2009

I can trawl and wish,
pray through the night out of want of a god

*

Maureen Jivani

Thursday, 29 October 2009

My ever-warm soft white cat lies perfectly still on the asphalt; bright scarlet trickles from her nose.

*

Brian Moffat
Petrophase

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

I heard gunshots again last night
and our gated neighborhood is an island,
soon to be swallowed by the sea.

*

Ben White
day/night reversal

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Autumn Breeze

One brown shoe
on the side of the road

a foot still in it
tapping

*

Howie Good
Apocalypse Mambo

Monday, 26 October 2009

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Entering Paxton

a lone Waxwing
greets me from atop
an ageless stone wall
fallow
among brushwood
slough
and floret

*

A.g. Synclair

Saturday, 24 October 2009

it feels like early evening
all day; I am
disoriented by gray

*

Marsha Robinson

Friday, 23 October 2009

Sharp

the knives dance at night
slipping through the sliver
openings of cabinet doors

*

Torie Michelle Anderson

Thursday, 22 October 2009

The back of his head
is as beautiful as anything

*

Marsha Robinson

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

it's cold this morning // my sweaters are folded in cedar-chipped boxes

*

Angie Werren
woman, ask the question

Monday, 19 October 2009

Everything Falls

The path is strewn
leaves
seeds
snails
feathers
footfall
earth
rain
dappled light.

*

Tamra Hayes
Laughing Dove Poetry

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Shorn sheep grazing in the sun,
oblivious to the express train cutting
through the heat haze.

*

Beth Williamson

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Gannets bombing into the sea off Abermaw beach
and then, on our last day,
a dead harbour porpoise, washed up by the waves.

*

Geoff Sawers
Pioden

Friday, 16 October 2009

Thursday, 15 October 2009

stale shimmering afternoon
and a trip to the compost bins
- flies ride the elevator

*

Kelly Shepherd
Kelly Shepherd

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

cold raindrops
spotting the streets,
tapping on windows

*

Stephen Jarrell Williams

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

she often said,
''i told you so.'
'i smile to think
she'd say it now.

*

Ian Houston
Asleep On My Feet

Monday, 12 October 2009

metallic slink;
his Rolex slides down
her pale wrist.

*

Asmara Malik

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Saturday, 10 October 2009

dog occupies folding bed
dog occupies futon
dog coils up

*

Kirsten Nørgaard
stensamler

Friday, 9 October 2009

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Small Bird

the small bird
beneath the hedge
brown as the ground
hidden from the rain
waits

*

Pamela Olson
Amputated Moon

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

I walk for the morning newspaper, not for the news, but to renew myself.

*

Eric Miller

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

An Evening On Millennium Bridge: Two Thoughts

Walking towards St Paul's Cathedral;
crane tops sit on the skyline
like stationary fireworks.

*

I have always loved walking
over bodies of water --
even when, on looking down,
I remember it's the Thames.

*

Gareth Trew

Monday, 5 October 2009

In silence, broken flowers shiver in the beer glass.

*

Jon Summers
hums

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Mini-buttercups
Inside a buttercup
Inside a buttercup
Inside a buttercup

*

Andrew Stott
Fragments

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Tail streaming in the wind, a wild plastic pony rides the ridge of a suitcase waiting to cross the border.

*

Beverly Robinson
murmuring trees

Friday, 2 October 2009

Fungal alien brains grown to the wet-wood, rot-stump of an oak.

*

Deborah Walker

Thursday, 1 October 2009