Invisible by Lynn White

For a long time, such a long time, invisibility has ironed out the creases in my soul, so I can hide, so I can decide if I want to be seen. I was always hiding. But now invisibility hides me even from myself. It imagines my future as it has distorted my past, separated me... Continue Reading →

Ode to Memory by Diana Raab

From the moment I rise in the morning how I remember everything— where my slippers sleep, how to get downstairs, where to find my dog and how to brew my coffee. I love to remember my first coffee in a Parisian café with grandpa at age sixteen— strong espresso and sugar cube, and how the... Continue Reading →

Verities 2 by Sanjeev Sethi

Gush of a guttersnipe requires no response. Growing up is knowing when to tune out. I may have all the mantras: lucid explanations. Honestly speaking, it still hurts. Photo by Andrew Neel on About the Poet: Sanjeev Sethi is published in over thirty countries. His poems have found a home in more than 350 journals... Continue Reading →

Pandemics by Tobias Maxwell

Dying in a pandemic, Let me count the ways:   The solitude inside our cocoons Softens but never loses its edges. No human contact robs us of our humanity. The fears of disease buzzes in our heads As we stare at death a thousand times a day.   Fear of breathing, Fear of someone’s particulate,... Continue Reading →

The Dark Place by John Tustin

The dark place where these words come from and all the other ones; this bottomless well of emptiness, this black pit with no sound or sight or smell. I pluck the words from there like grapes from a vine and I don’t know how they got there or why I’m the one chosen to retrieve... Continue Reading →

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