Poetry: Breast Cancer

Breast Can­cer –Ann Iver­son One time while paint­ing in an unven­ti­lat­ed space my hus­band said, “Ann, breasts absorb every­thing, every tox­ic fume and chem­i­cal there is.”                         ~ I began to…

Poem: Hold On

Hold onto what is good     even if it is a hand­ful of earth. Hold on to what you believe   even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do   even if it…

Poem: Reconciliation

Recon­cil­i­a­tion –Walt Whit­man Word over all, beau­ti­ful as the sky, Beau­ti­ful that war and all its deeds of car­nage must in time be         utter­ly lost, That the hands of the sis­ter Death and Night incessantly …

Poem: To a Terrorist

To a Ter­ror­ist –Stephen Dunn For the his­tor­i­cal ache, the ache passed down which finds its cir­cum­stance and becomes the present ache, I offer this poem with­out hope, know­ing there’s noth­ing, not even revenge, which alle­vi­ates a life like yours. I…

Ordinary Life

Ordi­nary Life –Bar­bara Crook­er This was a day when noth­ing hap­pened, the chil­dren went off to school with­out a mur­mur, remem­ber­ing their books, lunch­es, gloves. All morn­ing, the baby and I built block stacks in the squares of light on the floor.…

Poetry to a Poet

To A Frus­trat­ed Poet by R.J. Ell­mann This is to say I know You wish you were in the woods, Liv­ing the poet life, Not here at a formi­ca topped table In a meet­ing about per­ceived inequal­i­ties in the ben­e­fits and allowances offered to employ­ees of…

More Poetry!

By Hal Sirowitz, from before, dur­ing, and after Believ­ing in Fate I don’t have a tele­phone, she said, so I can’t give you a num­ber. I’m not a great fan of planned dates. But if I hap­pen to bump into you on the street…

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