Poetry Posts

gravel road

Departure

By Benjamin J.Chase Always, my father standsin the gravel drivewayof whatever eveningI happen to be leaving. Smiling, he waves. He stands as if to sayeverything else can wait—he will be a father,even into the cold night.As if this were no departure.

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white truck around pine trees

In A Quest For Answers

By Milton Ehrlich After celebrating my wife’s 89th birthday,we googled a man who knows answersto all of life’s fundamental questions.He lived far away, and parking was impossible. I left our car alongside a moat guarding a castle.Screeching white egrets patrolled the grounds.A longtime hiker, I could walk around the world,but…

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people walking through an airport

Arrivals and Departures

By Benjamin J. Chase Sometimes I spend an afternoonon those half-padded seatsfacing glass panelsin the arrivals section,as if at the movie theater,to watch the droves of peopleentering my life. It’s cheating, I know, a way to stealan expectant glancefrom a stranger who might mistake me,for an instant,as a friend. But…

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Dark skies

October Rush

By Matthew Corsi A survival rate does not exist this morning.The wind levies her threat my God, what a mess.A coral reef of death swarms the sky, veins entwined, a single unit of red plushcreates a landscape of rush. Everywhere, everywhere, it becomesthe unit of fatigue. Life is Done for.

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Flower in the sun.

As You Perceive

By Adiela Akoo I am a flower that bloomsPerfume filtering the airI am a veiled mysteryTo hearts that don’t understandAnd eyes that cannot yet seeI am a reflectionI am a teacherI am a lessonI am the yang and the yinI am the quiet voice amidst the dinI am a stranger,…

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Birds flying over forest.

Bird with a Vision

By Shah Tazrian Ashrafi I saw how the forest below was burning And elephants, rhinos, crocodiles, deer, sun-bears, hornbills were climbing the air A crazy, colorful, biodiverse amalgamation. I saw how the dead drifted away like smoke Both from cities, from forests. How the animals’ and the humans’ phantoms became…

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Cloudy sky with a ray of sunshine.

Lion of the Pen

By Adiela Akoo When it rains, it pours!! These last few days epitomized this, with no less than four family members being rushed to the hospital, two requiring urgent operations! The usually effervescent energy of the family chat group quickly shifted to a somberness that weighed heavily on the chest,…

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An astronaut in space with Earth in the background.

full tilt

by Liane St. Laurent and so the days become less golden. yielding to the weightof their august fruit, blackberry canes lean acutely angled. theyellow cat’s thirsty bones cry from under the forsythia and thewaning moon nods in agreement: soon. but right now there areno vacancies in this carnival of symmetries…

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A falcon in flight.

Falcon, Falcon

by Kristal Peace A dove denuded by an azure skyGently surrenders herself to her nest.While a falcon above constricts his chestWillfully restraining a primal cry,And indifferent winds, jaded, pass by.When she, naïve, takes flight after her rest,Her dance in and out of the light suggestsThat her body is his to…

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