Featured Poem - Editor's choice
WALLETS AND WALLOWINGS
Pamelyn Casto has articles on flash fiction in Writer's Digest, Fiction Southeast, OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letter, Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading, and Critical Insights: Flash Fiction.
Photo by Leo Moko, Unsplash
For those who can't make it to the mecca that is Kelly Writers House, we gather once per month, in a traveling show sort of migration around South Florida to enjoy the companionship, the intellectual stimulation and the pure exhaustion of the mental challenge of a live close read!
Pantyhose, little ones like stars,
When money ran out, we wanted to go to Mars,
with vapid inhalations;
all night ticks in my head.
The seaman asked
was I going dead?
Beautiful son, because I can’t hear you,
a mirror hides on the wall made of straw;
the black flies fall from the sky too—
like pennies from heaven drowning in icicles,
rattling the beggar on the corner,
waiting like a first grader
on a motorcycle,
ready to bound outward
into the snowy sand
like a blind man, after removing his glass eye.
My lovely bright spirit, show me your sweet, sticky hands;
fear the dead not in this life, but let them be afraid for you
sparkly one, whose great cat is dancing in absence tonight, so bye.
photo credit: Johnson Photography
A.M. Juster, the Poetry Editor for First Things and @amjuster on Twitter, has had work published in Poetry, Paris Review, The Hudson Review, Rattle, and many other journals. Paideia Institute Press has just published his ninth book, John Milton’s The Book of Elegies, which is available at:
Winter Waterfall by Tyler Galbraith