New Poetry

Water All Around Us” – Rebecca Schumejda
He says, “there is water all around us,” / a half dozen times, my great uncle / points out the living room window…

Conformity” and “Right Response” – Geordie de Boer
means being on / the same page, / as though reading / with slow learners,…

Around the World” – Ivan Jenson
there will come a sweet / Swiss chocolate time / made in Japan / crafted in Italy / imported from Spain…

Walnuts” – Justin Hyde
a delaware wind / blows you from graveyard / to second shift & / after your first night…

Shaved Clean” and “Nonchalant” – Oleh Lysiak‏
Shaved clean in a transparent / white lace teddy and matching / fuck-me pumps, she steps out…

The Crackerjack Reality Of It All” – Ernie Culver
a strawberry blonde / eyes of jade / runs a smile over me…

Seeing Myself Naked” – Dennis Wilken
When I hear the word nude / I never think of men / And their hairy asses…

Storm Surge” and “Abigail’s Slump“- William Doreski
On the shore near the oyster beds / I lie as flat as possible. / A hundred feet further inland…

The Slender Scent” – James Robison
The rebel angels have done their work. / A water moccasin esses in the condo’s aqua pool, a wobbly black stroke…

Bless My Way” – Peycho Kanev
I am snarling face in the darkness. / I am clock without hands, / showing the right time…

Excavation Theory” – Daniel Romo
Tell me about the part when we chalked Xs on our limbs— / dissected the delicate hinges of our anatomy / in the name of Science…

Low” – M.P. Powers
I should probably pick up / the phone and ingratiate myself / to my latest creditor…

Ascapuon” – Cynthia Spencer
I have run, / a blur of dark blue, / the color of the night sky rushing over…

Last Chance Motel” – D.B. Cox
a run-down motel / clings to the shoulders / of a narrow highway / a blinking neon sign…

How True” – Nancy Divine
Did my father, / when he had lymphoma / in the last year of his life,…

You Might As Well Dance Till The Fat Lady Sings” – Doug Draime
Tune in to the tuned out / Turn on to the turned off / It doesn’t Matter / Anyway you work it…

Those Who Ruled Us” and “The Last Hoax” – Rod Tipton
the small monsters / that sat at our elbow / who we invited to disclose…

Bumper Sticker” – John Grey
It reads MY CHILD / IS AN HONOR STUDENT / AT THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH.

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