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 …

Rachmaninoff Speaks of Weather: Etude-Tableaux Op. 33 No. 4 in D Minor [poem] by Susan Gundlach

In the dawn of a quiet autumn day’s pink-orange sunrise, gentle light flows across the lake, from horizon to shore, waking birds, lifting spirits, colors thinning as the rising continues, when suddenly, solid green-black clouds emerge from the west, blown Read More …

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 …

The Crazy Dog Lady Ponders a Photograph from the Twenties [poem] by Renee Ashley

The crosshatched shadows of balustrades & stairs are a foregrounded snare she could fall into: Kertèsz Monmartre 1927—horizon line one simple concrete ledge & on the skyward side two bug-sized women One is just a head that is making its Read More …

After We Kissed for the First Time [poem] by Carolee Bennett Sherwood

the sky let loose the rain it had cradled in its arms all morning. A yellow dog pranced ahead of a man balancing his coffee cup and folded newspaper umbrella. Spontaneous, you’ll say later when I ask as though out Read More …