Project Tag: Poetry

Starched Shirt

Starched Shirt  Dianne Instness Sunday mornings belonged to the Lord. Dad stuffed his muscled arms and wide shoulders into his white dress shirt and dark blue jacket. He wrapped his red-striped tie around his thick neck and pulled on his polished shoes, not his tall, worn boots. He always wore his Stetson. Dad growled twice […]

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The So Close

Beth Johnson pacing the boards under the new moon   no sheepish grin gliding through the screen door   no soft gin breath warming my neck   no clumsy foot crossing mine at the end of the bed   outside the streetlight bakes a sugar cone of bright white light and sets it on its […]

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Simple Pleasures

Penny Wofford If I were safe at home I would write about Cats of myriad colors Silvery, shimmery cats Black cats, burnished copper by the sun Orange cats winding around my ankles Licking my toes with sandpaper tongues.   If I could measure tranquility in words I would pen soft paws Cradling my face, loving […]

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Dee Dee’s Laughter

Paige Johnson   Sometimes so overwhelming that it goes silent, It does not leave her completely, But displays itself in her flushed pink face. It resurfaces gasping and sporadic, Blissfully pained. Sometimes it will pull her down To that dirty cracking floor, And she will roll and wail, Grasping at her tender sides as though […]

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Pink Shell

Pamela Moore while the pastor spoke Sunday words of grace the ladies fanned themselves with folded paper announcements and the men’s arms and collars darkened wet in the heat i looked across the aisle, and looking, saw a child upon his mother’ s knees sleeping his head sided against her floral breast in that place […]

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