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Ed Ahern | The Wayfarer

The waking’s spun with webs of urgent lure And sleep is shriveled dreaming marred by fear. The life allows the walker nothing sure Or level path to others once held dear. But many grasp at getting days with hope And moments still and without vice and shame. A little space to reassess and cope, A quiet calm of mind, a gentle flame. Yet many cast themselves aside and rot And […]

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Lisa Ezzard | What if there were no enemy…and other poems

What if There Were No Enemy in a circle of women in a dark and shrouded place not in hiding but in hope – singing and sweating and letting down our guard – we configure the world while all the kings’ men ride with the winds unified in home and in spirit cheering to the poor and bringing them bread while toy soldiers march across the battleground in a child’s […]

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Russell Willis | Two poems

The Path Takes grace to tread the path That wanders through or past Another’s soul or mind or heart With no thought of self or right No damage of the collateral sort No insistence that this path alone Leads to the pot of gold deserved The merit of who holds the keys Wandering through or past The ones we keenly disregard The ones that don’t deserve Or even know that […]

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Ute Carson | The Wall, Monument to Disenchantment

  A man stands, arms tightly clenched across his chest, and the child retreats. The man opens his arms wide like wings, and the child jumps into his embrace. A woman shears the hedge between backyards as a neighbor ambles up on the other side. Their words pass easefully over the green divide. When a boy throws a rock hard against a wall, it boomerangs back and hits him. When […]

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