Table for Three by Cassa Bassa

I try to look through the foggy glass windowpane to a far away escape.My agony drowns in the absence of tears and apologies.Questions rushing through my fragile mind.The endless waiting, the future without our past, the changed heart without warning, the intrusion of our love, all these heartaches I can’t put into words. None of…

And then there was Solace by Shobana Gomes

And then there was solace, Here where the sun’s light trail, Between trees, On the fallen leaves, Caressing my uplifted face, Seeking silence, Of the quieted woods. I have watched its touch, heal the wounds, of tree barks, of the surviving leaves, that lay un-crumbled  upon the ground, where I sit, unperturbed by the, undisturbed….

Touch and Taste by Jeff Flesch

every little touch, and taste takes me to another place desire afire, living inside the tranquility of the seas with dark blue and indigo too a backdrop of the love inside our truth they live in the skies burnt amber, and copper filled jewels, raining down love on me and you -JEFF FLESCH Jeff grew…

The Beautiful Woman by Shobana Gomes

I know that I am a wonder to you, Hailing from someplace unknown, I stand on beaches that seas rush to, With sand on my feet to show. O hail the sky, That measures up to me, And treats me as the beautiful one, A woman am I, Distrusting you see, Of the camouflage that…

Anniversary by Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Inhaling each breath you exhale,knowing our love could never fail.A part of me lives in your eyes,your presence makes my spirit fly. We met each other magically,to change our lives so drastically.Enhanced by our diversity,our love extends eternally. Swimming through life, collecting facts,while gaining proof that pile in stacks.Flying in our own hourglass,forming fond memories…

Aftershock by Joni Caggiano

her face resembles the pathways of a troubled life hair so white it was spun by the moon’s shadow sitting at a table molded from an ancient cypress tears float from olive eyes opening her fissuring lips black roses and screams of old fuse with smells splitting wind gray sky seeps into falling ash a…

My Shadow by Joni Caggiano

tenderly touch me for I was once raw singing floral notes softly from a flush sky never leaving your shadow, you are my shelter my guardian, my shield who wisely can hum away pain bodies entwine like veins heating us up soft the blanket you lay upon my tender soul weaving a home of soft…

Scars of Lockdown by Lamittan Minsah

Dark clouds and muffled talks tore the atmosphere at the first case. Then came the rules, and people in town both big and small wore a visor, as the air, it was said, was very clatty. Bitter news daily, so we shunned hearing more of the rising death tolls, the great disposition of our foe:…

Who has Woe by Ayieko Sami

show me a sorrowful person, one with wounds that do not heal, where is he that is so contentious show me him that is unhappy and is full of complaints his eyes are often bloodshot, show him to me- and I will show an alcoholic, who searches up and down for mixed wine he loves…

Argentina by Shobana Gomes

Argentina, I have heard about you… You were of days gone old, Sultry looks, pouty lips, a sculptured face, Your sensuousness redeemed a nation’s creed. Argentina, the crops once grew wild, Where the wars ravaged the gardens that thrived, I often thought about the way The Americas shook with rage, At the wickedness that besieged…

Blue Shoes by Jeff Flesch

shadows trace my fingers, a space of wonder filled with lace as other contexts make haste sending to my heart delicate fabrics, my mind’s eye, reminds me of times fire the nostalgia burns in bright colors, amber hues, and blue shoes filled will pebbles from our past, each one a memory — wispy-thin, and filled…

A Balloon by Dr. Shailja Sharma

A balloon  flew  off my car and got lost on the highway I think it was my childhood I had to keep  driving It had not popped though I realized when I met my brother yesterday after 100 long years -DR. SHAILJA SHARMA This poem was first published in Literary Yard in July 2021.  It is…

The Journey by Don Matthews

I’ve just been on a journeyTo farewell a dear friendWho took a final journeyAt his life’s journey’s end I have a pre-booked ticketOf that there’s no debateThe only thing I’m waiting onIs when I’m told the date The Office SupervisorIn charge of ticket salesDecides my date of boardingDecides when I set sail What mode of…

Gossip by Joni Caggiano

sundry whispers flutter like silky snow bending, twisting around rapt ears perching amid folks ripe for evil feathers tickle cruel words like deadly biting seeds ruining crops yield with bitter seed -JONI CAGGIANO Joni’s blog is Rum and Robots, where she has published poetry, photography, and short stories. Take a look at Joni’s work in…

First Feet by Don Matthews

If you like my humourAnd think I’m worth a readHop in with your feet firstYou are a dying breed If you’re into doom and gloomDon’t think I’m worth a readGo ahead I don’t careProcreate your breed OK my humour can beStrange, sometimes offbeatBut if you think I’m worth a readThen jump in with first feet…

Of Lipsticks, Little Girls, and Big Dreams by Shobana Gomes

She was about five or six With lovely piercing eyes Not one to miss out on details She looks around. She caught my eye No smile but look again she did My look warm, my eyes smiling, She turns away Was that look one of beguile? Her little barbie doll clasped in her arms, Her…