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The Last Box, by Doug Hansmann

A new pensioner, scanning the census, discernswhat a steely-eyed glance in the mirror confirms.The text reckons aging with figures and facts.The reflection, a boomer resignedly grasps. Remember when “you should” matured to…

Actresses, by William Robichaud

God bless those pale wisps,with soft names likeMichelle Pfeiffer,Cate Blanchett,Gwyneth Paltrow;But sometimes,I can barely recallwho is who,No more than my past selves,And so unlikemy now and futureJudi Dench. William Robichaud, Barneveld

1673, by Michelle Lynne

A TributeHumble and hardworkingKeeper of an ancient wayHead watersHead the watersof fractured faithand flameA mouth…

Unconditional Love (Palindrome Poem), by P.A.T. Larson

Mother am Ilaughing, crying,lullabies, scoldingyears teachingfund raisingcookie bakingprograms, meetingsrunning latefriends overarguments~unconditional love~argumentsover friendslate runningmeetings, programsbaking…

Abruptly, by Susan Krause

Abruptly I dream with fields and forestsentwined with resting roots,cozy beneath the snowy coverlet,curled around…

A Veteran’s Journey Home

When I was old enough to drive, my favorite trip would be the long way to Wallis Sands State Beach in Rye, New Hampshire. I can probably still do the drive in…

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