May 28, 2023

A Dream Fish

by Martin Willitts Jr A dream fish flounders in my arms, light glints off its scales like Brahams’ Lullaby. I throw it back into the memory lake, but its weight


by Richard Oyama Invisible Man meets Portnoy, the blurb raves. My property would be a multi-book deal, exclusive cable rights, Translation into 26 languages, Bridget Jones hosting the launch, Airport

Trading Sequences

by Richard Levine and Michael T. Young These poems were written in response to each other, following the jazz impr0vizational style called Trading Fours.  Like jazz musicians improvising, keenly tuned

Coronation Chicken

by Maria Masington The regal name, so important sounding, that I ordered without reading the ingredients. It’s basically chicken salad. No pomp, no circumstance, just meat, apricots, mayonnaise, served cold. I felt the

Tell Me a Secret

by Matt Dennison I said from the tub as she knelt by the side stirring the water and she said, When I was a girl, before my breasts had grown,

Advice From a Dead Poet

by Gerald Wagoner Be precise, elegant, describe forces and vectors. Learn the arcane alchemy of memory as catalyst to imagination. The physics of the kinetic require you announce that windows

Sprung from Cages

by Gerald Yelle None of the sailors ate spinach and not many mutinied. The captain was a liar but he was no match for Queeg and forget Ahab, even if

Starting Them Early

by Matthew J. Spireng Free Caregiver Support Group: 11:30 a.m. Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz. Join Miss Penny for a fun-filled storytime for the very young. Appropriate for

The Crazy Ladies of Then

by Linda Lerner     Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot (first wife of T.S. Eliot) 5/28/88—1/22/’47 Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (wife of F Scott Fitzgerald) 7/24/1900—1/22/’48 I could have been one of those crazy


by Ellen Peckham This Sunday morning given to translations I find myself in tears reading a poem of my own but experienced afresh in Spanish. It recounts elements of your