Entries by apowell

Beach Lover Like Me by Angela “asset” Gilmore and Nothin’ but the Ocean by Lorene McCrae

Beach Lover Like Me by Angela “asset” Gilmore I saw a beach lover like me Walking barefoot toward the shore, Bearing our weighted hearts again “Sand steps” deepening even more. Wearing cutoff jeans and a lowly top Carrying only our shoes, nothing more Leaving loved-lost sadness tossed Beneath the cross of “never more.” She came […]

Drowning in Indecision by Patricia McGehee and Summer in the City by Tim Gibbons

Drowning in Indecision by Patricia McGehee When is speaking up timely? Always… Never… Too presumptuous… Too rebellious… Too scary… Reticence is safe… Lest you forget Result An inundation of regret *** When is moving on timely? Anytime… Sometime… Not now… Too risky… Too soon… Too threatening… Cling to debate Result Someday arrives too late *** […]

Walls by Arleen Mariotti

Walls by Arleen Mariotti Walls We’ve had lots of them: Great China Wall, Hadrian’s Wall, Wall of Jericho Walls barricaded Walls said:           Vamoose, Go away Built to defend and fortify They didn’t work Then there was the Berlin Wall Concrete and barbed wire Guards and Checkpoint Charlie It isolated and […]