Afternoon of July 10, 2023

I had big plans for today

To clean the house and pay the bills

But then I remembered –

I’m a writer

And the day claimed me

~Jennifer Gurney


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Somewhere someone

will like this poem.

~Noah Berlatsky

beach stroll

salt sprinkles

on my ice cream

~Stephanie Zepherelli


his retirement watch scrutinized

by the pawnbroker

~John J. Dunphy


an avalanche of climber litter

~JL Huffman

forgotten subscriptions the color of missing money

~Roberta Beach Jacobson

marine layer

sunset eaten up like

it never happened

~Kathy Watts

black sky red sun

someone else's


~Kathy Watts


and I are not lovers

but, cousins

who might kiss

when no one's looking.

~Keith Snow

Afternoon of July 5, 2023

identity a petrol-puddle rainbow

~Kelly Moyer

night rain bottlecaps from the moon

~Kelly Moyer

one for me


another blackbird night  

spent walking streets amongst  

ghosts and sheets of rain  

~Tohm Bakelas

Water in the Basement


If you just leave it alone

it will go away


It will never go away.


Stupid water.

~Noah Berlatsky

My neighbor’s radio

The soundtrack for my solo

Kitchen dance party

~Jennifer Gurney

leveling up

waves in the holy spirit

~Roberta Beach Jacobson

nightclub restroom

woman remains in her stall

after hearing gunshots

~John J. Dunphy


tv is no good, laughter  

too painful—small spiders   

crawl the ceiling   

~Tohm Bakelas

time heals

jagged edges

my grudge

against seaglass

~Kelly Moyer

State of Mind



live within yourself,


by debilitating forgetfulness.



can never again

be where I am.

~Suzanne S. Austin-Hill

A hefty young chief Potawatomie

Admitted "There is quite a lot of me.

When I get in my head 

to make Indian fry bread, 

My wife locks the pot up away from me."

~Janet Stotts

every 5 minutes

a brand new poem

rest a while, AI

~AJ Anwar

a new guideline to guidelines: AI

~Arvinder Kaur

spooning a crescent moon migraine

~Mariel Herbert

old-school misogyny detonating the yarnbomb

~Kelly Moyer

the dog yawns when i yawn leftover sun

~Mariel Herbert

Afternoon of July 3, 2023



my imaginary friend

always wins

~David C. Kopaska-Merkel

nest of wasps —

I go back to the house

where they threatened to kill me

~Maurizio Brancaleoni

raspberry parade a sea of lisps

~Roberta Beach Jacobson

masked at the ball fleas

~Roberta Beach Jacobson


I caught

I caught this

I caught this morning

I caught this 

I caught

~Noah Berlatsky


what the sun remembers

~Sharon Ferrante

no man’s land

the sway of abandoned sunflowers

~Mona Bedi

sickest part

of the ocean in this can

. . . tuna

~Roberta Beach Jacobson

Red, white and blue

With an emphasis on blue —

Supreme Court decisions

~Jennifer Gurney

too late

we saw the villages

moss forest

~David C. Kopaska-Merkel


Deadheading roses

Just a wee bit like

Midsomer Murders

~Jennifer Gurney

tickling my fancy mold spores

~Roberta Beach Jacobson

anger always seems to get a one-liner

~Sharon Ferrante