a fat girl's beginning dance lesson (for joyce carol oates)

a fat girl’s beginning dance lesson (for joyce carol oates) By ? she’s taking salsa steps on the concrete a rare feat of agility for a fat girl on steroids but never daring to take steps on the cracks for the superstition haunts her everyday. next to her lucky rabbit’s foot in her backpack is […]

Fresh Sips

Fresh Sips By Pat A Physics Her torso protruded from the smoke ring a frilly ballet tutu fringing invisible lips she comes from a store window display smelling like a graceful nymph dancing polygons pinched a web about her head slender arms greeting eyes full of mirth breathing swell and with relaxed posture a reckless […]

Last-Minute Message for a Time Capsule By Philip Appleman

Last-Minute Message for a Time Capsule By Philip Appleman I have to tell you this, whoever you are: that on one summer morning here, the ocean pounded in on tumbledown breakers, a south wind, bustling along the shore, whipped the froth into little rainbows, and a reckless gull swept down the beach as if to […]

Manhunt

Manhunt From the Howard Hughes poems By Christopher Barnes, UK He’d lurked out of focus, Leaves no trace. A dwindle to vanishing point Then vague air. Blackening rooms. They had been his Gulag tower For a repeating of tucked-away years. He bolts from the subpoena like nitro-glycerine, Whispers in backstreet shadows, The reeking tang of […]