The invitation

The InvitationBy Oriah Mountain DreamerIt doesn’t interest mewhat you do for a living.I want to knowwhat you ache forand if you dare to dreamof meeting your heart’s longing.It doesn’t interest mehow old you are.I want to knowif you will risklooking like a foolfor lovefor your dreamfor the adventure of being alive.It doesn’t interest mewhat planetsContinue reading “The invitation”

Hands of a warrior

Hands of a warriorBY PATRICIA A. FLEMMINGPurple veins strain against the skin.Pale, translucent, paper thin.Skinny fingers clawed in monstrous shapes,Brown spots from years that she can’t erase.Now wrinkled and fragile, weak and sore,So many things she can’t do anymore.Some days she feels she’s been betrayedBy the cruelty of her advancing age.She rubs her hands toContinue reading “Hands of a warrior”

Love in the time of corona virus

Love in the Time of corona virus BY NIKITA GILLToday, we stockpile empathy.We supply love and good energy.We sing to each other across buildings.We say ‘I love you’ through social distancing.Do you know that writing lettersto our friends is back in fashion?And that we finally have time to read more books,whether historical or fiction?My cousinContinue reading “Love in the time of corona virus”

If mama could see

if mama / could see]BY LUCILLE CLIFTONif mamacould seeshe would see lucy sprawling limbs of lucydecorating thebacks of chairslucy hairholding the mirrors up that reflect odd aspects of lucy.if mamacould hearshe would hearlucysong rolled in thecorners like lintexotic webs of lucysighslong lucy spiders explaining to obscure gods.if mamacould talkshe would talkgood girl good girl goodContinue reading “If mama could see”

Poems of solitary delight

Poems Of Solitary DelightsBY TACHIBANA AKEMIWhat a delight it isWhen on the bamboo mattingIn my grass-thatched hut,All on my own,I make myself at ease.What a delight it isWhen, skimming through the pagesOf a book, I discoverA man written thereWho is just like me.What a delight it isWhen everyone admitsIt’s a very difficult book,And I understandContinue reading “Poems of solitary delight”