Category: Poetry

BALANCED BY ALICE PERO

Ah, the beauty of the pose, that favored spot, once attained, never to let go like the 19th century ballerina poised on the toe hold, so demure, so sweet, we play our ploys and then, repeat, repeat, repeat, So delicately...

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ANOTHER WAIT POEM BY ALICE PERO

Wait is like being stuck on the ceiling (One of my little students wrote “Bored is like a piece of chewing gum stuck on the ceiling”) Wait is an old horse who can’t get up the hill Wait is porridge, too thick, the spoon in a...

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ADVICE BY ALICE PERO

When crocheting a poem be sure to be awake Do not use Siri She is forever asleep She has no dreams She will take your words and insert them in her circuits and her machines will whirl in random patterns producing a million...

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HIGH ACHIEVERS BY JACKIE ZOLLO BROOKS

Sometimes everything seems dirty to me. I rush about cleaning, doing loads of laundry as if I still had kids, cleaning in the corners where hairy dust clusters imply I am lax. I change beds in the playroom, plump up pillows, put...

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ON THE OUTER VAN ALLEN BELT BY BRUCE PARKER

I used to know some stars, now I wake from sleep, I stare back to where you were, and beyond, to where the world was not yet, into the preceding oblivion, where I see a man in a grubby club chair, bent, writing, his back to me,...

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VIRGIN EARTH BY TIMOTHY L. RODRIGUEZ

Afterwards, we lay still as light. Great gray roots cradle the last Swell of our bodies. Underneath, Yellow-green moss grows tune. I strum along her white arm. Back and forth, my fingertips play Until a moist murmur leaps To...

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