Friday, 31 May 2013

one last cigarette
one last wraith still hanging in the air


James Newton

Thursday, 30 May 2013

a gift
for crushing the leaves―
garden mint


C. Steele

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


"Yes, of course I'm listening";
to the sound of my teeth grinding,
and that sparrow outside.


Jonathan Butcher

Monday, 27 May 2013

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

unmoved big stone
a wide shallow river
—a horrible hurl


ken sawitri

Friday, 24 May 2013

The rainfall paints the garden; the sunshine laminates the beautiful canvas soon after.


Shinjini Bhattacharjee
The Barge View

Thursday, 23 May 2013


no other side
valley shuck in white
when asleep
we roll


Ella Chappell

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

one week after Halloween
our pumpkin


Jay Friedenberg

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Fuzzy fat green bud
Mostly still closed
Except for a peek
Of bright red tenderness
Waiting on just the right moment
To make its grand debut.


Stacy Maddox

Monday, 20 May 2013

Baby Banana

Smear of snail
rotted fruit
burst ripe open.


Ian Mullins

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Greeks put their money on Atlas
muscling the sky into place.
Mine’s on Einstein’s curved notion
that time enfolds Atlas in space.


Tim Laffey

Saturday, 18 May 2013


Fills my headlights
with eyes amazed by dying.
Makes a hideous thump.


J.K. Durick

Friday, 17 May 2013

start of spring
the growing herds
of hikers


Rachel Sutcliffe

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Cape Cod
the round sun rising over
your pregnant belly


Perry L. Powell

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

chemotherapy makes your skin unforgettably smooth


James Newton

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

monsoon’s end
patches of emptiness
on the evening moon


Ramesh Anand

Monday, 13 May 2013

Deid craw o a black brolly by the dykeside.



Sunday, 12 May 2013

Saturday, 11 May 2013

a small trout
scarcely disturbs
a fast flowing stream


Armando H. Corbelle

Friday, 10 May 2013




I never tire

of your dimple.


Michele Alice

Thursday, 9 May 2013

My Last Date

Your hair smelled really weird
but at least i remembered something
about you


Simon L. Read

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Puffy cotton balls
line blue ceiling
mackerel sky swims


kimberly childers

Saturday, 4 May 2013

ants on the bathroom floor
black taxis hurrying along the broad avenues between the tiles


James Newton

Friday, 3 May 2013

morning fog
opening the car
with the house key


Rachel Sutcliffe

Thursday, 2 May 2013

sky (sleet-gray-
steel) skyline
shaken storm
shaking thunder
through suburbs
buildings vibrating
deepest foundations


Steven McLachlan

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

though without you
to see it-
still spring blooms


Rachel Sutcliffe