Humble Hands

(Pocket Poetry) by Ralph Dranow (U.S.A) I reach in to grasp the voluptuous yellow flare rose at the rose garden, anticipating its intoxicating fragrance. My finger recoils, pricked by a thorn, inflicting a sharp pain, a sliver of blood, hurt pride. A teachable moment: You’re standing on sacred ground. Take off your shoes. You’re being …

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Alchemy

(Pocket Poetry) by Frank William Finney (U.S.A) Your absenceturns your dustto gold and nowthey sellyour relics. Strange to thinkI saw youonce when youwere onlyflesh and blood. Copyright © 2022 – Frank William Finney. All rights reserved. About the Author  Frank William Finney Frank William Finney is the author of The Folding of the Wings (Finishing Line Press).  …

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Dithering

(Pocket Poetry) by Nancy Byrne Iannucci (U.S.A) Copyright © 2022 – Nancy Byrne . All rights reserved. About the Author  Nancy Byrne Iannucci   Nancy Byrne Iannucci is a widely published poet from Long Island, New York who currently lives in Troy, NY.   Defenestration, Hobo Camp Review, Bending Genres, The Mantle, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Glass: a …

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Winds

(Pocket Poetry) by Bruce Gunther  (U.S.A) The heavy winds don’t know meor the hands that hold this book.Winds that bully their way throughthe leaves and branches of the maple.Winds that carry coded messagesfrom Istanbul and the front linesof Kyiv.Winds with the hot breathof a filibuster,with fire thatmelts glaciers.Blown from the Valley of Deathwhile the Buddha …

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