June 21, 2016

Jackleen Holton Hookway ALLIGATORS A child the age of our child was taken by an alligator. The boy’s father fought to free his son, but the reptile took him under, drowned him. We sit on the couch, our mouths agape. … Continue reading

June 20, 2016

Russell Colver LAMB It was Tony’s idea, to roast one over an open fire some weekend while the weather was still fine. Tony, who ran the oceanographic lab as a buffer between his cherished staff and the higher-ups. Who every … Continue reading

June 18, 2016

Frances Liebert (age 9) THE NIGHT The night was so quiet The night was so still, The fog crowded round me And the old flour mill. The cold brought back memories Of the good and the bad, Of roses and … Continue reading

June 17, 2016

Billy Collins MAY DAY That was the day we made love in a room without a bed, a room of tall windows and a rose ceiling, and then we moved outside and sat there on a high deck watching the … Continue reading

June 16, 2016

Ekphrastic Challenge, May 2016: Artist’s Choice   Painting: “Castlerigg” by Catherine Edmunds. “Underneath a Car …” was written by Alexander James for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, May 2016, and selected by Edmunds as the Artist’s Choice winner. [download broadside] __________ Alexander … Continue reading