Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:01 am
deception poem # 1my stalwart upright grandfather“took the pledge” when a youthnever to touch alcohol never didnor did the farm men a stipulationof their hiring those found drinkingwere fired on t...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am
October Harvest,by Lola LucasThis week’s poem was suggestedby Yosh Golden who observes, “Lolawas a quiet master of words. Here,is lyrical imagery and a starklyobjective conclusion.” We printit i...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
christmas lullaby(My mother wrote this lullaby for myoldest sister, on her first Christmas,1925. You may remember this; I’ve printed it before. Music on request.)Sleep, little baby, the daylight is...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:01 am
springfield peace vigil poem #1my tall cup of sweet milky teaon the seat beside me after thegrand meal served by the islamicfolk caught the eye of a small boytumbling with his buddies on the soft carp...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:01 am
hey guys how about a new acronymheard it from a psychologist friendI was trying to bring up a word itgot itself as far as my mouth thentangled with my teeth they wouldn’tlet go no matter how hard it...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:01 am
 remembering poem # 23my daughter demiknew how to takesmall pleasures small treatswhen we drove to wisconsin she alwaysstopped midway fora bag of popcornwhen we swam at lola and kevin’s pool we...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:01 am
 I shared “work-thoughts-1” witha teacher friend single mom whoworks a second job her response:“Those words prompted me tothink about what I value in thiswork too. I enjoy the catering forI...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 work poem, first partI’ve been thinking about worktelling my overworked friendsthey are working too hard notthat I should talk but have justhad two thoughtful responsesthis first from a nephew...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:01 am
I hear trump visitedOur Fair City last nightconvention center filledheard people clappedwhen he vowed he’d notlet syrian refugees intothe country those clappersundoubtedly to a persondescendents of ...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 flowerpoem #3the u.s. poet laureatesaid he liked the worddaffodil then recited apoem with that flowerwithin plus a lot of wordsunrelated he must havealso liked those well Ilike hollyhocks – th...


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