Poem: Good Grief

Good Grief –KB Brookins after the 2021 Texas Win­ter Storm I’ll admit that I’ve nev­er thought about frost­bite. Trau­ma of the blood, a thing to be avoid­ed when heat goes out for an entire state. I don’t know where to place…

Poem: They Sit Together on the Porch

They Sit Togeth­er on the Porch by Wen­dell Berry From A Tim­bered Choir They sit togeth­er on the porch, the dark Almost fall­en, the house behind them dark. Their sup­per done with, they have washed and dried The dishes–only two plates now, two glass­es, Two knives,…

Poem: The Problem

The Prob­lem –Tay­lor Mali From What Learn­ing Leaves You’re the this that some­body ought to do some­thing about.       — Jef­frey McDaniel The guy in front of me try­ing to get on the sub­way who is block­ing my way onto the…

Poem: Canary

Canary –Rita Dove From Grace Notes Bil­lie Hol­i­day’s burned voice had as many shad­ows as lights, a mourn­ful can­de­labra against a sleep piano, the gar­de­nia her sig­na­ture under that ruined face. (Now you’re cook­ing, drum­mer to bass, mag­ic spoon, mag­ic nee­dle. Take all day…

Poem: To Hold

To Hold –Li-Young Lee From Behind My Eyes So we’re dust. In the mean­time, my wife and I make the bed. Hold­ing oppo­site edges of the sheet, we raise it, bil­low­ing, then pull it tight, mea­sur­ing by eye as it falls into align­ment between us.…

Poem: The Journey

The Jour­ney –Mary Oliv­er From Dream Work One day you final­ly knew what you had to do, and began, though the voic­es around you kept shout­ing their bad advice— though the whole house began to trem­ble and you felt the old tug at your ankles.…

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