Thursday, 31 May 2012

He uses dangerous
as an endearment,

the way other men
might use darling.

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Nina Buck

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A glitter of light on leaf surface; a dark branch illuminated.

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Nicholas Damion Alexander

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

It’s the curve of her body I notice as she pushes her way through the crowd, snake like, her face alive with curiosity.

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Brenda Skinner

Monday, 28 May 2012

A golden nest shines
safe, beneath the wet silver
roof - after the storm.

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Claudia Messelodi

Sunday, 27 May 2012

rain puddles underneath my feet
as the auctioneer’s words rumble
through the spring showers

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Michelle Hed
The Pen, Lens and Brush

Saturday, 26 May 2012

The wide eyed petals hold bees in the sun
dressing everything over in heavy wakefulness.

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Danielle Fessenbecker

Friday, 25 May 2012

Honeybees swirl
in a froth of pollen
Pink budded apple blossoms
offer themselves

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Kimberly Childers

Thursday, 24 May 2012

oops! one grain
        of rice
               in the tea water

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Robert Quiggle III

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

camping in the meadow,
more stars
than New York city lights

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Stephen Jarrell Williams

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

River Crossing

Early morning’s
buzzard on the wind,
       Day of the Dead

Two dollars to rowboat
the Rio Grande, blue doors
       in old Mexico

Buying the street vendor’s
enchiladas, chickens
       scratch dirt

A single firecracker
pops in the dust; stray dog’s
       flight of fleas

Cowboy with a tin guitar
sings Garth Brooks: eye on his
       jar of pesos

Unfolding an oiled rag
from a pistol, Pancho Villa
       he whispers

Returning by twilight,
coyotes in shadows
       behind the garbage bin

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Al Ortolani

Monday, 21 May 2012


Overpass spray paint:
“I Love You” in red letters,
Name is whited out.

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Robert Demaree

Sunday, 20 May 2012


through the train window hay bales
fields of ellipses

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Cat Cray
micropoetry

Friday, 11 May 2012

edge of lake
dipping one bare toe...
chill thrill

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Stephen Jarrell Williams

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

You laughed at the way my nose freckled
and leaned back to rest your head

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Danielle Fessenbecker

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

daffodils blooming: the sun’s rising mirth

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Ed Higgins

Monday, 7 May 2012

Bitter boxwood smell,
Wet green leaves on marble steps:
Funeral in May.

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Robert Demaree
Robert Demaree Poetry

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Rearranged chaos
bedroom carpet unrolled
unexpected naked passion on the Heaver Castle floor to come. . .

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Kimberly Childers

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Bobby Has the Blues

so he paints the roof of his bus
canary yellow. In the evening rain,
sunny latex brightens the windshield

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Al Ortolani

Friday, 4 May 2012

rain-swollen creek —
robins reply to water
rushing over rocks

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Craig W. Steele

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Swallows swoop and whistle between tower and steeple binding the sacred and the secular with their exhilarating chase, making light of the perennial war of opposites that smacks us to our senses.

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Eric G. Muller

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The shadowed gum tree droops, weeping into the lilac night.

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Kym Wilson

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Morning guitar

The D you pluck imperfectly into life tiptoes down from the cooling bedroom.

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Ruby Cowling
RubyOrRuth