Tag Archive: poetry

Jeff Friedman

Strip Poker My lover shuffles the deck, fanning the cards into a bridge. The cards arc like a rainbow, then fly wildly through the air like fish hurling out of the water into the mouths of bottled-nosed dolphins that leap…
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Kathleen Nalley

Holiday Inn After the bruised body recovered, after being shoved into a car, after the knot in the temple subsided after a platter of fried chicken smashed into her head, her mamma took her girls to the Holiday Inn and…
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David Lehman

Five O’clock Rush The nurse left work at five o’clock. My heart stopped beating at 5:01. There was no one in the room when I died and no one to notice the miracle of my return to consciousness. Perhaps you…
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Claire Bateman

Combustible   In the realm where infants, like comets, show up in flames, igniting as soon as they make contact with the air, all of the delivery room cribs are packed with sand to quench the new arrivals. Immediately upon…
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Amy Breau

Suite X I was prepared to answer the first question, have you ever wanted to kill someone? But it completely threw me off when they asked, have you ever wanted to keep someone needlessly alive? One of the interviewers blinked…
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