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Denise Levertov: The Ache of Marriage

two by two in the ark of
the ache of it

October 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

Gary Margolis: Ending the War

one morning
in August, she can walk
away from her fury
of pines, and catch
her breath

August 29, 2020 · 3 Comments

Pilar Lopez-Cantero: Your love story is a narrative that gets written in tandem

By coming to recognise the degree to which overlapping and different narratives shape our expectations in love, we can avoid some of the worst outcomes.

May 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

Dawn Potter: Epithalamion for Grendel

He strides into storms, he wades into pools of silt.

July 29, 2019 · 3 Comments

John Samuel Tieman: Marriage

that moment when you know
you did this one thing right

April 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meg Pokrass: Quack

He tells her this: “When ejaculating, I quack.” “Promise?”She’s poking water next to him — tipping front, then back, and then over again, looking at the sky, sideways.He gets her feathers … Continue reading

April 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yahya Frederickson: Hussam’s Heart

 al-Wa’r, Syria .  My flat smells stale, so I go ask Hussam, the young neighborhood grocer, if he sells incense, a shard to crumble over my censer’s coals. He raises … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Judith A. Brice: To Charlie, Beyond the Mist

Will the mist have vanished from the lake by the time you read this? — birthday note to Charlie from a good friend What she couldn’t know was your eyes warm … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mike James: Marriage Proposal — A Found Poem

free estimate available   inventory includes socks, shoes, books, kitchen utensils, tooth paste tubes, headaches, hard laughs, affection nearly always, sickness real and imagined, gravity induced wrinkles and frowns   … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

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