Poetry from John Middlebrook

NEXUS     What has passed shapes the part that remains:            The sweep hand holds its breath, then clicks, and the clock breathes again.   At day’s end, the sun swells, then drops from its ledge                waking fields of gems in the darkness overhead. And dreams return to bed to reprise the searching voices inside […]

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Essay from Michael Robinson

There’s a feeling in the nursing home unlike being on a mental ward; however, the feeling of being alone is present. My one friend can speak very clearly when her daughters come to visit. The rest of the time she sits there crying and her words are unintelligible. If you pass by her she will […]

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Travel vignette from Norman J. Olson

From Miami to Michelangelo by:  Norman J. Olson on Thursday, April 20, 2017, Mary noticed a cruise that she was interested in had come down to a very cheap price that we could afford…  so, we booked the cruise and flew the next day to Fort Meyers, Florida (flights to Fort Lauderdale and Miami were […]

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Poetry from Joan Beebe

I hear a sigh in the distance and suddenly Realize it had come from me. My dreams are of long ago when Life was simpler and most days Happiness surrounded me. My sighs keep on and my dreams Become a source of comfort. I am whispering into the night When there is no one to […]

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Poetry from Ricky Garni

THE RULES OF BEAUTY (1924)   Rise early and make your bed; scream that you’ve made your bed. Eat a hearty breakfast in the dark. Outside, with possums. Inside, with Elwin. Exercise while watching the horses run fast and free on the highway – oh, so very fast. No alcohol on our lips but you […]

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Essay from Jaylan Salah

Sharp Objects: Redefining Post-sexual Bliss By Jaylan Salah   Even 40 years later, Laura Mulvey’s “Male Gaze” theory on the voyeuristic pleasure of cinema is still valid and applicable. In 2018, television audiences and feminist critics alike were treated to one gem of a miniseries titled “Sharp Objects”. Originally a book by Gillian Flynn and […]

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Poetry from Allison Grayhurst

The Journey Continued in Four Parts Part One – The Step                                                     *** (barren metallic fields, a harvest ready to haul, infested, lock-jaw stagnation) Never Holy You asked for a […]

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