Category Archives: Poetry

On My First Imprint of Womanhood

by Yvonne Higgins Leach

Because my mind is a bank
of images sparked by emotion

I see you come through the door, Auntie,
in your wrinkled receptionist uniform Continue reading

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Gun Song

by Mark S. Osaki

We have become accustomed
to taking one to bed
like a nightmare
kept under the pillow
for just those times
persuasion must be fatal, Continue reading

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Wonton Soup

by Sonia Beauchamp

We never argued when making dumplings for soup.
When rain blanketed the pine trees in gray mist
and chicken broth simmered shrouds of steam,
I stood tiptoed on the wooden stool with uneven legs.
Irregular seconds beat across the kitchen floor.

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Ocean’s Lament

by Gail Tirone

A crowd formed on the beach
awed and aghast
as the gray mass surfaced
battered by wave after wave
until the surf with a grotesque belch
heaved it onto the shore Continue reading

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The Loneliest Man in the World

by John Grey

Nobody knows me here.
No friends.
I’m totally alone.
Then you call. Continue reading

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