Saturday, 31 July 2010

fast food two point oh
bytes are the new calories
social media feast


Peter Lindsey

Friday, 30 July 2010

Thursday, 29 July 2010

sweep of fallow

The earth turns

another year.


Tom Montag

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A large moth hits the kitchen light, startling us both. It lets me cup it in my hands and carry it back into the warm drizzly night.



Tuesday, 27 July 2010

In the hospital he became confused. ‘I don’t want to live here!’ he said, clutching my arm. ‘I want to live at home with you!’ His eyes were big and dark.


Rosemary Nissen-Wade
Life Magic

Monday, 26 July 2010


Four-foot A. R. Skeffington
walks up Wall Street to his office.

He tries to dignify himself
with pricey suits and jewelry.

They don't fend off a Great Dane curious
about the toy breed human.


Robert Laughlin

Sunday, 25 July 2010

prairie flood --
an upended cow
floats down river


Richard Stevenson

Saturday, 24 July 2010

alas only heaven under the toenails of teetering saints


Ivan P.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

From the daze of his rehab center days, my father spoke a poem--
    Listen, I want to tell you something:
    I want you to go soon
    because it's getting dark
    and you need to get some sleep.


Andrea Dulberger

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Clifton Hill station

The old Chinese man
daintily walks a tightrope
along the platform's yellow line,
his umbrella as his balancing pole


Rosanne Bersten

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Monday, 19 July 2010

'I'm out of my mind'

Outside William Hill
A half-naked, sunshine drunk
Bubble-headed girl
Cries 'I'm out of my mind'


Dawn Evans

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Under every lake
the opposite of the sky.


Joseph Harker

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Fifteen minutes into class,
Josaphat flips on his shades.


Nina Buck

Friday, 16 July 2010


Air has feeling now. Releases
in stitches. Splits nerves
before it rearranges


Steven McLachlan

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

snail trails shine
jigsaw the sidewalk
mackerel sky


T.D. Ingraham

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

blue sky
on a light breeze
summer's perfume


Melanie Bishop

Monday, 12 July 2010

gazing upon the moon
blazing in the ink-black night
I yearn for
the days before I was born


Chen-ou Liu

Saturday, 10 July 2010

No terrible wind
seeks to demolish my house
but the house of dreams
where a silver moon endures
keeps my small heart moving on


David Brazier


(after Izumi Shikibu:
It is true,
the wind blows terribly here -
but moonlight
also leaks between the roof planks
of this ruined house.)

Friday, 9 July 2010

green tea, clear glass cup
my morning ceremony
solace before work


Armando H. Corbelle

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Buzzards tiptoe
around the possum.
Leaning towards foreclosure.


Tom Chapman
SV Tatoosh

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Salted trees die slow gray
along the hurricane highway.

A black waterline stretches
miles across lifeless woods.


James Brush
Coyote Mercury

Monday, 5 July 2010

Janis Joplin Lullaby

listen now, little one
to the only lyrics I know
I'll sing the Mercedes Benz song
buzzed on caffeine and cookie dough


Windi Padia
Crazy Coppertop

Sunday, 4 July 2010


Lessons in a day: a scythe's purpose,
the proper burial of the stove's ashes,
the cadence of a cicada song.


Sean Akerman

Saturday, 3 July 2010

A Gift

Pink sock in orange cup
Curled like a precious shrimp


Dawn Evans

Friday, 2 July 2010

La tire d'érable
chatoie à la fin du crépuscule,
cuivre fondant réfléchit
la lueur clémente.

(Maple taffy
catches the last of the sunset,
melting copper refracting
the merciful light.)


Joseph Harker

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Boy in his diaper
clutching a white chicken in the
dense July night.

God bless the State of Kentucky.


Caitlin Foster