The Jaunty Buds of May

by Kevin T McEneaney            for Clifford at 93 I love the ambiguity of Spring: forecasters can’t ever be accurate since puffy clouds contain their own whimsy while the…

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Spring Run

Photo by Bill Keller This kind, April sunrise,crystalline light seepingfrom someone else’s sky,breaks the trail’s tired chill.Inside a leafless tree,a cardinal flits, a heartcaged by its arteries,and my unbundled skin,lavished…

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Mother’s Day at Sunrise

 by Kevin T McEneaney Mothers are nearly just like everyone, except that they are mothers with children who do not understand who they are, or what role they are to…

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Western Ukraine

Lviv train station by Phillip Brady I saw her at the station, Eyes down, bewilderment. Six weeks in a bunker where bombs fell. False information spread,  Shrapnel of lies causing…

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Annual Insect Conference

by Kevin T McEneaney (for Earth Day) Insects around the globe held a meeting to address the problem of climate change. President Queen Bee from Argentina argued for the banning…

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A river runs through them

by Kevin T McEneaney Ister, Ishtar, fertility goddess from ancient-dust Mesopotamia, emblem of rabbits with fluttering doves amid raw-rutting heat of lusty love, that foolish wisdom of wanderlust love eyed…

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Anura (Greek)

means those without tail, the genre of frogs who are mostly carnivores like us: who also have no tails because we sit on our butt to ponder our dilemma. Like…

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All Ears

All Ears My ear follows me wherever I go— they are my devoted pets at each end. There are times I fear they will overhear dim thoughts brewing inside my…

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Music & Poetry

When numbers reach acute mega-zeros, they are surely incomprehensible, yet music can attain similar heights, with transcendent, numinous mystery beyond ordinary understanding— which is why music transmits art beyond poetic…

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Metaphor, part 2

Being frames from the Sunday Comics without images by James Sherry The Noodle with a Knife in It And the neck flies Quick, get the magic marker What’s the surprise?…

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