Sunday, 31 January 2010

After my mother passed away,
and my father married another woman,
I took my mother's engagement ring;
no one even noticed.

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BJ Lee
BJ Lee

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Raining
the farmer's daughter
reserves her smile
like a barn filled with hay.

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Jay Coral
BlueJayEye

Friday, 29 January 2010

We pull pumpkin halves, blackened,
out of the oven:
veins sizzle on the leathery flesh
where there were no veins before.

*

Joseph Harker
naming constellations

Thursday, 28 January 2010

in the corners
where dust bunnies gather
innocent robots collect

*

Katy Acheson
somethingkaty

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Islands of sun light the winter land and at sea a bright rainbow smudges the bruise dark sky.

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Jackie Morris
Drawing a line in time

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Monday, 25 January 2010

Winter

Slip on a patch of ice
and drive into a ditch,
then try to put on the radio
to pass the time 'til the tow truck arrives
but all that's on it is Christmas music.

*

Benjamin C. Krause
Benjamin C. Krause

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Saturday, 23 January 2010

cuttlefish lie dead
on a desolate winter beach

*

Ag Synclair

Friday, 22 January 2010

Revolution

The sprung floor rumbles.
Beneath us rats are planning
a coup unnoticed.

*

Kayo Chingonyi
The Train Set Lifestyle

Thursday, 21 January 2010

The telephone sits,
a multi-eyed crustacean filled
with the ocean’s snickers and jibes.

*

Matthew Haigh
blue horse poetry

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

WINTERSCAPE

Thin, gray-
skinned

trees.

Consumptive
light.

The shadows
of birds,

but not
the birds.

*

Howie Good
Apocalypse Mambo

Monday, 18 January 2010

The fat pigeon,
improbably,
bundles through the sky.

*

Tom Rendell

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Dark blue-grey morning.
A timpani of rain sounds heavy on my world.
Luxuriating in warmth, I tuck down and drift back to sleep.

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Suzanne Dunne

Saturday, 16 January 2010

rotting leaves beckon
she wiggles onto her back--
contented canine

*

G.R. LeBlanc
Reflective Ink

Friday, 15 January 2010

Dirty dishes, ashes, discouraged,
Yellow leaves and nothing left,
Who was right to garden
This morning?

*

Matthew Dexter

Thursday, 14 January 2010

like a ship keeling,
the house falling back to earth
and snow

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Nina Buck

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

cement worker
with Rosa tattooed across the naked
bridge of his back
sings to the white dust
only time can heal a broken heart

*

Nina Buck

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Distance

red river desert
accipitridae seek food
the spoils of war

*

Ag Synclair

Monday, 11 January 2010

Sunday, 10 January 2010

empty bowl of soup,
celery
left behind

*

Diana Murray
Black-strap slip-on blisters
lace-up, clickclack: I am sound –
heels on hardwood.

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Emily Rose Cole
Emily Rose Cole

Saturday, 9 January 2010

far-flying birds are strings and rosined bows
the wind / a crying cello

*

Angie Werren
woman, ask the question

Friday, 8 January 2010

three six-year-olds stand
with heads bowed over stilled wings--
monarch funeral

*

Eric T. Marin
Musings and Meanderings

Thursday, 7 January 2010

new moon, thin and slick as an eel

bats stitch the stars together
to catch the moon

*

Geoff Sawers
Pioden

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

If I close my eyes
I cannot see
the blood
but I feel
the sun's warmth.

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Jeff Fleming
nibble - a poetry magazine

Monday, 4 January 2010

crow taunts me from the light pole
do I look like Poe in the pouring rain?

*

Angie Werren
woman, ask the question

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Through the naked trees
we can see everything:
road, house, boat, grave.

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Kathryn Good-Schiff
Dragon's Meow

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Buddha smiles broadly
forever he laughs and laughs
he has seen the joke

*

Ken Head

Friday, 1 January 2010