From the Water

By AJ Lyndon It was not enough that they had enslaved us. It was not enough that we toiled for them night and day. It was not enough that our men came home exhausted, shaking, sweating, their bodies torn, if they came home at all. It was not enough to keep us at death’s threshold. … Continue reading From the Water

A Rough Gem and Other Poems

By Ken Gosse A Rough Gem I’d be a diamond in the rough if I were made of firmer stuff, but, in fact, I’m rather mellow, somewhat jigglier than Jell-O, therefore pressure doesn’t bake me, there’s no way that it can make me sharper than a razor’s edge (for you can’t hone a French brie … Continue reading A Rough Gem and Other Poems

The Healing Garden and Other Poems

By Rachel Fenton The Healing Garden The healing garden is a circle  within circles – raised flower   beds surround a sculpture  from the Rotary Club, gears   worn smooth, a clockwork cog.  An apology walks on two legs  between the unturned  earth; our PM lays out   peach for the dead.  Among all that is senseless,  feathers … Continue reading The Healing Garden and Other Poems