Monthly Archives: June 2015

Gary Beck

Route We rush from day to day in sickness and health to work, play, war, death, and do not enjoy the journey, too intent on arrivals to savor the pleasures of the road, leaving us poorer when we finally arrive … Continue reading

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Stuart A. Paterson

FROM HERE TO KIRKGUNZEON The clock says 8.15 but nature disagrees & seems convinced we’re in the Pleistocene, the Eocene or, at the very least, Kirkgunzeon. From Sandyhills the road, the rolling fields, the clustered humps of trees, the very … Continue reading

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Nadia Tariq

The Largest Space I’ve placed my child’s toys across the room, In small yet significant spaces. A rattle in one corner, a tall giraffe in another, Standing sentinel over my new life as a mother. As a Mother. I am … Continue reading

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Helen Jeffrey

Donald’s Pies With pies in hand, like payment, he’d visit unannounced late autumn as veils of fallen leaves left trees stark; emaciated; but still standing. Mum would pressure-cook some tatties and we’d eat – plenty on the plates. Air taut; … Continue reading

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Hamish Scott

Flour Tho kirk bell shapit an shuik bi wund, the blawort flour i seilence jowes: tae God’s observance fails tae caa ocht floral congregations The ten commandiments neglecks, the seiven sacraments forby, taks tent nae sermons, niver prays, nor offers … Continue reading

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Andrew Shields

RIPPLES 1 The German boy might be a little nervous, although he acts as if he’s messed about in yachts before. He gestures towards the sky, a little augury about the weather. “I like to sleep out on the deck.” … Continue reading

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Allison Grayhurst

The Hand That Came The hand that came from the cool water, reached upon my deck to soothe my extremes. The sun that flowered green crumbled across the twilight tide and painted me a joy before unseen. I watched the … Continue reading

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