Friday, July 1, 2022

Gailmarie Pahmeier – two poems

Road Runner Cafe, Dayton, Nevada  Day after Thanksgiving, your friends gone home, the leftovers left behind, pecan and sweet potato pies given to the ranger. He's grateful for...

Eulogy for America

  May 25, 2022 I awake in tangled sheets and look for it on the news, behind sorrowful faces, in bursts of crossfire rage on Facebook, infantile Twitter...

Two Poems by Krista Lukas

Forever Stamp   -Is that a guarantee?           Grandpa Ben’s response at age 87           when the DMV clerk handed...

Poem: Madonna in Traffic

Madonna in Traffic Your eyes, shunted away in dark amniotic fluid, what do you see staring onto Boulder Highway, mother straddling the island with cars slipping either side of...

Poem: Aubade Paean

Aubade Paean Fanfare for the Uncommon Man              —after Aaron Copland A soft spot in the cloud rips Streamers of light spill and glister the buttes until...

Short Prayer for a Fragile Life

Boots Wind Water Sky I wrote this, my shortest poem ever, some years ago, and Black Rock Press, a Reno arts press associated with the University of Nevada,...

Poem: Nostalgia… Eureka, Nevada

Nostalgia... Eureka, Nevada A hollow-husk girl with streaky makeup slips into Raine’s Market, pauses to glare at mounted bear, deer, bobcat heads not too high above motor oil...

Poem: Though the Gods

Though the Gods Death and sensual solitude, quiet and vast blue sky for dumb show after comedic dumb show, my father is in the other room, shuffling...