Poem by Kristen Toms


  Summer Town; Seal Beach, California; December 2003 The sunlight glares against the air like a flame that flickers in the wind Along the high tide of the city I tread my toes through the sand It’s wintertime in a summer town The shoreline stretches endlessly, with no companion to ease the emptiness The quiet […]

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Poem by Christina M. Sparks


  Olympia There are no lines in nature, only areas of color, one against another.
              – Edouard Manet & then there is idolatry,
 reclining on a bolster nude
 Titian had the grace, 
 Manet the raw sexuality
 & the anguish of the patrons: A servant offers 
 her flowers. She lies 
 as if Venus, […]

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