Poetry

inspiration comes through – Carolyn Martin

a cuff to the ear       sometimes                    a gut-punch a wrench off the couch       to catch that smudge                    in the Douglas fir pine cone or bird       you ask the morning air                    nothing answers back sometimes       un-breaking news                    unassuming/unassumed until attention’s paid       your father’s black lunch pail                    leaking lacquer smells he inhales your mother’s stew       scarfs down … Continue reading

Poetry

Cross Step by R. Gerry Fabian

                          I have a picture                           of my daughter                           when she was four.                           The look of determination                           on her face is fierce,                           tenacious and firm.                           It is a wolverine resolve.                           Now she is seventeen,                           with a high school smile                           and puppy charms.                           As a basketball player,                           she glides like a water-spider                           toward the lay up.                           Yet every … Continue reading