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 →
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them… Read more Line Break: ‘The Guest House’ by Jalaluddin Rumi →
Sunlight in the window a cup of lemon tea. Nothing is about to happen. This moment is mine — I hold it in my hand and say Yes, this is… Read more Line Break: ‘Gargoyles’ by Susan Glickman →
I almost went to bed without remembering the four white violets I put in the button-hole of your green sweater and how I kissed you then and you kissed me… Read more Line Break: ‘Song’ by Leonard Cohen →