All posts by Dale Wisely

Adam Nagy

The Glitch

We were younger and better
when they killed the lights
and you were lost in the static
of the formless and the pure.

Adam Nagy authored two novellas that can be found on Amazon and is an aspiring screenwriter.

 

 

J. R. Solonche

On a Bee

The best poem
ever written
on a bee
is by Emily Dickinson,
so why are you
wasting your time
reading this one?

J. R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s and is the author of six books of poetry.

Laura Winkelspecht

Car trip, 1977

Family stuffed
in a station wagon
with wood-grained sides:
little kids tumbled in the way-back,
big kids on the bench seat,
legs never touching

Laura Winkelspecht is a poet who doesn’t write enough poetry and feels really guilty about it.

 

 

Laura Winkelspecht

Past Tense

I still find myself talking
about you in present tense
like you’re still here
to add tales to our story,
but our verbs occupy
the past now,
a dying language
where I am the last
fluent speaker
longing for just one more
conversation.

Laura Winkelspecht is a poet who doesn’t write enough poetry and feels really guilty about it.

 

 

Wyeth Renwick

pitter patter

As the radio
drones
on,
the child’s bright
sun is washed
away in the
pitter patter
of the pouring
rain.

Wyeth Renwick is a twelve-year-old girl living in Los Angeles.

Scott Hughes

Schrödinger’s Rejection Letter

When I find a new email
in my inbox from a journal

I submitted to, I wait to open it
because in that moment

my writing is simultaneously
rejected and accepted.

Scott Hughes has an upcoming chapbook titled The Last Book You’ll Ever Read and a website: writescott.com.

 

 

Renee LaBonte-Jones

Plaster

‘I think I fell in love with your father
‘because of his smile,’ she lied,
‘he was so tender, so kind.’

Renee LaBonte-Jones writes from her Seattle home, often with a cat on her lap and a white wine in her hand.