Last night I had this dream.

The whole world
seemed grey and thin.
There was a pale sun


Sean Carlisle

On a train to Porvoo
The heat and
the woman with the skirt pulled above her knees
Her daughter a mirror image of 20 years ago
How passing on beauty drains it from you


The Dress
Woody Holmes

symbolic language designed
to communicate thoughts
as distinguished from oral speech
cries from the heart given
to humans to capture our ideas


Parole et Pensée
Emily Strauss

The night sky is only made of
carefully folded black
construction paper
and dotted gel pen.


Roxanne Smith

--poetry is what language alone can do

what is this thing called poetry—
merely language?
Is it sufficient, words alone,


Language Alone
Emily Strauss

I could not enjoy
the acoustic whispers,
breathing over a hairshirt
microphone, but the stab wounds
and sticky note made me gush


Crying Into My Breakfast
Patrick Attaway

i can't believe
how quickly
my hair is turning gray



the choice
Justin Reynolds

Whenever I was sad or hurt, you were there keeping me strong,
my one constant, my one longing,
you were my favourite song.

As you entered my body I started to feel alive,


Ode to drugs
serena lorch

--by following the light we are led to the dark...

they meant star light and its
dark matter— photons
and a mysterious force unseen


From Light into Dark
Emily Strauss