Family Fears

Sean Trull (Greensboro, NC) Personally, I struggle with acting out. Not because I’m uncomfortable, or because I’m in any physical danger, but because I’m afraid of judgment. Even when I know that yes, now I need to act out, now…

Restless Thoughts

Walt Rakestraw (Greensboro, NC) Love is very strange, If you search, You can’t find it, If you leave it be, It will find you, Everyone wants “Love”, And everyone expects others to find “Love”, It’s a way of life, But…

The Perfect Imperfect Love

Shawn Tyler Hardin (Greensboro, NC) One looks upon the rose And cannot but help To admire it’s beauty And one cannot help But to want that rose To pick and cherish it Not a soul in the world Would not…

Poem 10

Elizabeth LeJeune (Oakland, CA) I refuse the melancholia of little girls without mothers. I will not accept senselessly prolonged sadness. I don’t know who that woman was. How could I miss someone I don’t know? I miss the idea thrown…

The Summer

Michael Johnson (Lincoln, NE) I have glimpsed in my dream last night that which may be no more than a dream. It comes, from somewhere in the sands of time, moving its liquid thighs, sloughing through the air and rippling…

Digital Dating (In a Small Town)

Peter Pendergrass (Greensboro, NC) Meeting people online is one of those things that everyone hates to acknowledge, but many (if not most) of us have done. There are many ways to connect with new people online, and some of them…