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With No Apologies to the World or the Ether by Jonathan Yungkans

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after John Ashbery

 

The birds opened their coffee klatch in earnest,

chatting the sky from black to blue in maybe

a hundred singing telegrams. I sipped coffee

 

and eavesdropped on the overlapping timbres

and turns of phrase in their feathered acrobatics.

Pick-up trucks grumbled past, into Wednesday,

 

more mind-reader than machine for engines

which sounded more like driver’s complaints

than random idling. Amid the light twittering,

 

a raven sounded a bass note twice. The other

birds stopped. Paused to listen? A long silence.

A second raven answered, more like laughing.

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

guy with a dark beard and moustache wearing a black graphic tee

Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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