Ode To Stewed Rutabagas – From The Depths Of A 3-Grader’s Heart and Other Poems

By Nan Corbitt Allen Ode To Stewed Rutabagas - From The Depths Of A 3-Grader’s Heart Oh orange root Thou foulest stench Pungently permeate morning walls of this primary school. How shall I think? How shall I learn? When I know I must face the teacher’s three-bite rule? Oh, lunchtime bell Delay…delay Or child-sized desk … Continue reading Ode To Stewed Rutabagas – From The Depths Of A 3-Grader’s Heart and Other Poems

After the Picnic and The Paisley Corduroy

By Susan Van Pelt Petry After the Picnic The sandwich bones left, the falling tide sucked through the gut, the wind snapped southeast, deep Atlantic blew in and the fog arrived. All lilt and laughter turned trembling, wet, dropped below deck, a halyard slacked, the genoa flapped, and a loon cried. Sounds from the shore … Continue reading After the Picnic and The Paisley Corduroy

Seasonal Shopping Syndrome and Other Poems

By Ken Gosse Seasonal Shopping Syndrome There’s a rumor potty humor snares the noblest consumer, ’cause what’s funny grabs our money like a landlord grabs a roomer. While we plot upon the pot to buy whatever we have not, sales events make so much sense our phones get blisteringly hot. As November nears December seasons’ … Continue reading Seasonal Shopping Syndrome and Other Poems