While Walking to the Beach the Crazy Dog Lady Meets a Pit Bull Named Betty Marion White [poem] by Renee Ashley

One block from the ocean the dog lady catches an unwavering scent & sights the sweet decided  switching of a young man bearded & shuttered behind dark glasses What he is hiding from Not his dog who’s hooked to a Read More …

I’d Like to Have an Elephant’s Giant Heart [poem] by Barbara Daniels

I praise the telephone, its squawky messages, its interruptions. I praise air, water, earth, blood. And women, their oversize glasses and off-the-shoulder summer blouses. Have you been to Nina’s? Last night I ate so much of her wonderful thin-crust pizza Read More …

After Seeing Dylan McDermott in an Obscure Tennessee Williams Play [poem] by Marcia LeBeau

Driving home, you think of diners on desolate highways. How lonely men and forgotten women seem to follow the gravitational pull to the sugar shaker. The way honesty is so boring and then heartbreaking. Faded denim and ripped buttons. Ain’t Read More …

Christmas Eve: In Defense of the Overly Exuberant Lawn Decorations around Washington, New Jersey [poem] by BJ Ward

Along the cold streets, my townsfolk ignite their faith. Each states that heaven’s gate’s a star brighter than its neighbors. I’m in a car with a coughing carburetor. Big night for our Lord, and I’ve been anointed too: my sisters, Read More …

I’d Like to Have an Elephant’s Giant Heart” [poem] by Barbara Daniels

I praise the telephone, its squawky messages, its interruptions. I praise air, water, earth, blood. And women, their oversize glasses and off-the-shoulder summer blouses. Have you been to Nina’s? Last night I ate so much of her wonderful thin-crust pizza Read More …