This is a poem for someone who is juggling her life. Be still sometimes. Be still sometimes. It needs repeating over and over to catch her attention over and over,… Read more Line Break: ‘A Poem for Someone Who is Juggling Her Life’ by Rose Cook →
I crept around the dark train yard while my brother watched for bulls. Two days deep into the Badlands and all our water gone. We had a birdcall for if… Read more Line Break: ‘Birdcalls’ by Anders Carlson-Wee →
I would like to write a poem about the world that has in it nothing fancy. But it seems impossible. Whatever the subject, the morning sun glimmers it. The tulip… Read more Line Break: ‘This World’ by Mary Oliver →
Questions to ask yourself before giving up: Are you hydrated? When did you last glut your thirst with a handful of spring? Have you eaten anything besides emails or your… Read more Line Break: ‘Questions to Ask Yourself Before Giving Up’ by Kaitlyn Boulding →
no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is holding a gun bigger than his body you only leave home when home won’t let you stay.
Today there is nothing on the radio in my head but the hotel radio is playing “Drops of Jupiter” as my nausea waits by the tracks for the rush-by to… Read more Line Break: ‘Hit’ by Ali Blythe →
This land like a mirror turns you inward And you become a forest in a furtive lake; The dark pines of your mind reach downward, You dream in the green… Read more Line Break: ‘Dark Pines Under Water’ by Gwendolyn MacEwen →
That first winter her wrists were bruised blue from the IV: a word she said suddenly often, its mysterious fluid like a new, uninvited part of the family. My brother… Read more Line Break: ‘Visiting Hours’ (An original poem) →