On turning 37 By Kareem Tayyar Today you remind yourself that although Buddy Holly was 17 When he first sang “Peggy Sue”, ...
posted on July 24, 2016
Today the robins in my shop took flight
“Warbler” by Jim Harrison “This year we have two gorgeous yellow warblers nesting in the honeysuckle bush. The other day I stuck my head in the bush. The...
posted on July 10, 2016
Old Flame by Sarah Freligh Decades after I quit, I still dream of lighting a cigarette and even in sleep feel my fingers curve to grip the filter tip of a...
posted on July 03, 2016
Chores by Maxine Kumin “All day he’s shoveled green pine sawdust out of the trailer truck into the chute. From time to time he’s clambered down to even the pile...
posted on June 06, 2016
Last day with GK
“It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.” -Garrison Keillor
posted on May 28, 2016
History by Andrew Gent Every poem has been written before at least fifteen times. Every song sung better. The Neanderthals discovered caves already painted with...
posted on May 25, 2016
“and everybody's hurt and mine ain't the worst but it's mine and I'm feeling it now. and sometimes I think it's haunted inside this house” -Brian Fallon
posted on May 20, 2016
I don't have a poem about these….
posted on May 15, 2016
“And they say such foolish things, like ”Love, love, love, love is all you need“ But everything inside is saying ‘Danger, baby, love’s gonna leave' So I played...
posted on May 03, 2016
happy birthday peanut ***** Fetch by Tony Hoagland Who knew that the sweetest pleasure of my fifty-eighth year would turn out to be my friendship with the dog?...
posted on April 24, 2016
“Where'd you get them scars? How blue is your heart? Is it sad enough to break? She said, ‘it’s sad enough to break' How long was your life? Was it cold and...
posted on April 23, 2016
“Winter is black and beige down here from drought. Suddenly in March there’s a good rain and in a couple of weeks we are enveloped in green. Green everywhere in...
posted on April 15, 2016
“When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall...
posted on April 11, 2016
“But you said, 'I’m alright Baby, I don’t mind I’ll get on just fine on them long, long drives' Because, I'm alright Baby, I don't mind I'll get on just fine On...
posted on April 08, 2016
Your crooked heart
“But I don't need time to think about it I don't let reminders get me down like before But you know I used to know you Back when local bars and your crooked...
posted on March 26, 2016
“Oh my darling, you are the restless sea. With your black heart raging over me. Has the blue sky seen the same trouble as we? Tell me true, my love, the...
posted on Feb. 14, 2016
“Suicides” by Faith Shearin There was the one who walked into a river with her pockets full of stones and the one who started her car with the garage door...
posted on Feb. 11, 2016