Erin Reeves, Once

Once Erin Reeves   Once, I planted a stanchion around my heart— a shelter, as I hoped, smiling and thankful, to receive your embrace. Once, I tried to capture the west, to serve it up on a platter of gratefulness, ready to join you in the shade of intellect, to...

Gayle Reaves-King, Soft Touch

Soft Touch Gayle Reaves-King   God spoons up the living mountains like ice cream, leaving only the luster of his cold breath as snow clouds in the west. Great mounds of Rocky Road, a fathom of mint chocolate chip — they disappear scoop by scoop. There goes...

Anne Gordon Perry, Frame for a New World

Frame for a New World Anne Gordon Perry   Living in this troubled age with trust that things will change eroded, we forget solutions can be simple once common dreams are realized. To fathom possible worlds, build a stanchion that carries us beyond the need for...

Mark David Noble, lyric

lyric Mark David Noble   our radio was listening to the day, the city, to us, to the possible uniform outcome collected from people we met, who called us looking for shelter from a bad living lyric they were in again, we each assumed our part, to try and weave...

Mz Jolie, Goodbye

Goodbye Mz Jolie   As you hear me singing, I hope you are really listening. I am sending up prayers hoping that one day my living won’t be a crime.  This Platter that I was forced to receive in life was bitter, but I am sweet. I’ve been known to turn my...