The night train by Virginia Mateias

The night train by Virginia Mateias, Monthly Contributorsite: https://mobile.twitter.com/mateiasvirginia The wheels of the night traingrinding your lower lipandthe flesh of people aroundhas a unique scent- yours!Your profile,sketched by alcoholis smilingso alike to the Cheshire Cat!You shall not give yourself to anyone!  You utterLife is not a one way story, I cry to the nightresplendent under…

Testify by Ingrid Wilson

Testify by Ingrid Wilson, Monthly Contributorsite: https://experimentsinfiction.com/ Testify:don’t just swallow what you seeopen your eyesraise your voicetell your story. We’re killing every creature on the earthfor fantasies of everlasting growthwe’re dying all the whilewe turn a blind eye:Will you testify? Testifyeach time you see injustice donewhat’s wrong for heris wrong for everyone:we stand to fallwho…

Ach Nein! Nine Gnari† by Timothy Price 

Ach Nein! Nine Gnari† By Timothy Price, Monthly contributorsite: https://offcenternoteven.com  We enter the Age of AquariusClawing at the cuffs of HeavenFluorine feline in the householdA clowder of kittiesInfested Nove gattiFruits of the SpiritNine worthies, three of each But who can say whichPagans, Christians, Jews? All piled togetherNaping nonagon de gnariLike the symphonies of BeethovenEach plays their…

Rosary by Francisco Bravo Cabrera

Rosary, by Francisco Bravo Cabrerasite: https://paintinginvalencia.wordpress.com/ I keep this rosary she left me in the pocket of my coat,sometimes I count the beads of citrine yellow,they never tell me much,they keep their secrets,they keep their peaceand though little they do speak,they speak the truth. To count the minutes, hours, days,to travel through the years since…

lavender lines by Jeff Flesch

lavender lines by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter. tumbleweeds thread the head of a pin while the size of our love’s always beenreminiscent of the dreams laden in your hands like the flavor of morning dewknow that I’ve always seen you in my mind a place in my heart you…

Midnight, a lost poem! by Chandana

Midnight, a lost poem! by Chandanasite: https://twitter.com/chandanas The night wrapped in the deep blue of midnight,Uncertain in it’s wakeful slumber,Watches the witching hourAs it celebrates its nuptial vows,Lovingly like the tide loves,Passionately like the moon does. The night wrapped in the deep monotone of silence of midnight ,Listens to the rising cadence of the winds,Howling…

The Beach Aged Over Night by K.Hartless

The Beach Aged Over Night by K. Hartlesssite: khartless.com; @hartless_k From far away,the kids become silhouettes,sand crabsdigging in the surf,dried out dune grass,strangers,glimmering clumps,washed up seashells,squatters. The beach aged overnight.Scoliosis shoreline,the seagulls, wrinklesin the forehead’s thin sky,greying temples,a receding tidemark,collapsed dunes ofloose, sagging sand. I cup a few grains for a momentbefore breezesstrip them from…

Sunflower – A New Page by Joni Caggiano

Sunflower – A New Page by Joni Caggianosite: the-inner-child.com I am a sunflower golden, proud, and talldancing playfully toward the bright sunno  longer living in the land of the small Dots of death at night bees that can stingmom sewing me shut to curtain my truthNo longer huddling up a cowardly thing Hiding my food…

The Great Divide by Cindy Georgakas

The Great Divide by Cindy Georgakas, Monthly contributor site: https://uniquelyfitblog.com/ The hole in my heart grows exponentially in the avalanche of my mind. One by one eroding the smallest fraction recognizable to myself.  Slipping into the abyss, losing traction at record speed, my life flashes before me.   Everything I once knew has vanished, and I’ve lost any cognizance of mind. …

UP by Karima Hoisan

UP by Karima Hoisansite:  https://karimahoisan.com/ Let me rise awayHigher than the atmosphere,The conic dome of black-arched stratosphere,I leave it all behindAnd up I rise and rise. Down there are stagnant things,Lines that resist and depress.If I find my lightness I go tonight.Unpacking everything is how I pack,I don’t look back as I leave it far below.Can’t…

Trains have no patience by Tony Anderson

Trains have no patience by Tony Andersonsite: https://twitter.com/thevintner Trains have no patienceFor impatient loversRoads never embraceHesitant travelersWe are used to hasty goodbyesAnd you can’t seeMelancholyOf a perpetual sunsetIn my eyes @Tony Anderson Gabriela Marie Milton #1 Amazon Bestseller AuthorBooks:Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic ProsePassions: Love Poems and Other Writings site: https://shortprose.blog/

the sweetest nectar by Jeff Flesch

the sweetest nectar by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsites: Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter. with the wind at my backI relax andsit inside all the glory before me the blooming flowersand the resplendent arches on the treesas they hang with the most delicious fruit seen they drip with the sweetest nectara life in transience and…

Go Easy by Ingrid Wilson

Go Easy by Ingrid Wilson, Monthly Contributorsite: https://experimentsinfiction.com/ Go easy:growth comes incrementallypaso a pasostep by baby stepwe learntake two steps forwardone step backrepeat the same mistakesbegin again. Tread lightly,not on anybody’s toes:the Ninja’s weapon is silenceand stealth.Stalk your prey wiselyeyes fixed on the goal, knowinga dream once realisedis life’s true wealth. Grow wiserinto your true…

unravelling by C.X.Turner

unravelling by C.X.Turnersite:  https://twitter.com/lover__poetic with a thrill of recognitiona serenade of red silkrose at her throat the sunlit breezeunwinding ribbonsat her hair, in her mind a haze befell herspellbound heartsheltering in unsafe hands unravelling, slippingunder his gazethis love remains @C.X.Turner Gabriela Marie Milton #1 Amazon Bestseller AuthorBooks:Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic…

Laughing Leaves by Leona Cicone

Laughing Leaves by Leona Cicone It’s been missingThe dewy drops on the morning momentsIt’s been silentThe chilled chirps that doves cooMyriad of colors andAncient rhymesTo bring back to warmtouchOf the firesideIt’s been fallingThe laughing leaves as they sway downIt’s been livelyNow that the rays of the sung godSpeak clearly to meIn this morning light @Leona…

until the sun by Jeff Flesch

until the sun by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: https://jeffflesch.com/ I stand in line to buy lemons and limeswhile reminiscing on thetimes enthralled and divinedwhile feelings keep coming up I’ve tried to stop. yetthey keep marching towards the top life is like thatsometimes we walk and talk and make love until the sun comes up while…

The Line by Ingrid Wilson

The Line by Ingrid Wilson, Monthly Contributorsite: https://experimentsinfiction.com/ Pay out the linecast it cautiously(not over-cautiously) anddip it deepinto the wellspringof your wild imagination:come up singing. Pay out the line:it is your Ariadne’s threadand clue of twinewhich leads back to yourselffor every forest is a mazemost labyrinthine likethe chambers of your brain,pay out the line againprobe…

Blue skies wet my eyes by Cindy Georgakas

Blue skies wet my eyes by Cindy Georgakas, Monthly Contributor site: https://uniquelyfitblog.com/ Blue skies wet my eyesI can see clearly now Clouds are few but billowing as I resta halo over my head The sun shines through mebrightlyI drift in and out of grace and fear the sun goes down, stars come upnow That you’ve returned.  the storms thrashing lighting…