Rose Smith, Editor

May 10, 2019

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THE ONES I LIVE WITH

Yes I know the past

is not even past

but must it move in with me?

Good people and bad,

they fill the rooms,

take up almost every space,

I can barely breathe,

only remember.

I didn’t realize

the present could be

so encumbered

with what h...

January 4, 2019

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In the Land of the Rattle

Sure it's all frightening,

shrieking from the branches,

lightning's molten core,

dead leaves and gray clouds

trying to smother the Earth

while stray noise upsets everything

like a night cry,

the unfolding murmur

of a soo...

August 10, 2018

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The Dictator's Second Thoughts

I’m exhausted by the sight

of people huddled together,

waiting for their next instruction.

I’m weary of them

doing everything I say.

I’m bored with reflexive responses 

And I’ve had it with those

who cannot thi...

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