Browsing: Poetry

Poems Curated by Monica A. Hand
Autumn Renga

Autumn Renga R. Erica Doyle,  Monica A. Hand,  Yona Harvey,  Cherise A. Pollard,  Kate Rushin Searched for shooting stars found silence in The Milky Way harvest home. (Kate) Blue moon is not blue it’s white just like all the…

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Splitting the Milk by Shin Yu Pai

Sunday morning before my son stirs, I divide the milk for banking bag seven ounces for the ice box put aside a shot glass full for an offering * in one temple’s ritual re-enactment milk is flushed down a drain…

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New Child by Marjorie Maddox

Second-one, smaller than the pea beneath the princess, you toss-and-turn me, my sleep lost in the branches of your mustard-seed-tree just sprouting around the trunks of my aorta. There are so many places to spread your leafy-you inside this insomnious…

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The Trap by Sarah Shamel

I set the trap tonight. Last week I wrote in my journal that life is sacred.  Later, I bought the trap. Tonight I read to my child. Do animal mothers love their babies?  Yes, yes, of course they do.  Animal…

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Mother/Son by Lori Levi

He could do it himself, make his own sandwich, omelette and Monterey Jack in pita bread, no tomato, just a pickle on the side. Could squeeze his own orange juice when he comes to visit. Wash his clothes. I could…

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Remember by Barbara Krasner

At 2 am I sit in a car in an unmarked parking spot around the corner from the house. Will he escape from his room, jump onto the roof and down to the driveway to run? Earlier, I tell his…

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Daughter by Vicki Hudson

You came when a woman is usually past the messiness of a child with all its evolutionary prized self-centeredness and demand. You came and introduced fear into a life If not well lived, lived with adventure, risk; attempted without regret.…