Poetry 2.1

Durango Cold by John M. Anderson

Durango Cold by John M. Anderson

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 After a hard night you follow the attendant down the street-dark hall to the table where I’m lying. He takes a sharp breath like a knife into his nostril and lifts the sheet. You see the light of an all-night […]

Laden Bee by John M. Anderson

Laden Bee by John M. Anderson

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 The light a yellow habit, vineyard monk among wartime perfumed letters bent, the old purple three cent stamps in their thumb-torn corners, love-language refolded. What crumbled pages of yellow pollen does he seek in the seams of their black- stockinged […]

Riverside Drive by Rachel Custer

Riverside Drive by Rachel Custer

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 Something like a water, thicker than water, dampened the toes of our shoes – a foreboding kiss, less caress than bite. Three weeks I have dreamed this river, its strange fish whispers skimming the black. Numb, I lust for ice-crusted […]

by the bed of the sick by Mark Decarteret

by the bed of the sick by Mark Decarteret

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 even then she would finish most everything on her plate before they’d turn her again so she could conspire with ghosts outside the trees force out buds & rain is stuck to the window everything’s bewildered just to be here […]

Crepuscular Commuter by Richard Fein

Crepuscular Commuter by Richard Fein

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 The gray mental hospital always looms. It’s in my face each morning driving to work. It remains in the back of my mind each evening leaving work. It’s always on my way. It’s always in my way. Any detour takes […]

May Day by Jamie Jones

May Day by Jamie Jones

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 The flowers boom in Spring, sprung stories, explosions of mornings in all glory. A newborn—only feet first—petals take off running to the metal fence to meddle with what used to be a dreary Sunday morning. Someday, mourning won’t be associated […]

Unscrewed by Jamie Jones

Unscrewed by Jamie Jones

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 Mason jar! she screams, her face red, the vinegar vapor voice reaching me outside. Tomatoes plump in mid air, ripe, ripped off stems, covered in fine thumbprint dents. A basket hangs at my waist, tied around me with twine. Gathering, […]

Aubade by Ren Powell

Aubade by Ren Powell

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 1. Intolerable sharp light off frosted asphalt Let the crow keep watch 2. Uncertain as maids green hovers over the birch— Cherry blossoms blink 3. The egret takes flight fist against the morning’s glare, Then wide surrender

Eventide by Ren Powell

Eventide by Ren Powell

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 Winter has left and the bright pong of seaweed moves in from the shore and tangles itself in the heather Black lichen is slick with evening She climbs the smooth boulders to watch the sea unroll Where once women waited […]

Gypsy: A Life in Three Pieces by Nanette Rayman Rivera

Gypsy: A Life in Three Pieces by Nanette Rayman Rivera

Poetry, Vol. 2.1, March 2008 I. A Rape I am still bound to the girl running in sea lavender as if she’s an arm or a breast that fell off me, that I need to re-affix with a scalpel. And I could say lilac, because […]