Category Archives: Poetry & Fiction

The Missing Turtle

by Daniel Liberatore A boy sits with dried tears Like dollar signs wiped into his sweaty shirt. His wet pants make dirt stains On the broken park bench with rusty nails sticking out underneath They are cleaning the fountain today … Continue reading

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To Be

by Daniel Liberatore To live inside a blossom A glass with clear lining And hear the birds awaken Without prejudices of last night’s moan To lie between the dew drops Among the blades of grass Silently forever swaying In their … Continue reading

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Dream This Dream

by Daniel Liberatore Dream this dream Too weary or dreary A faint sliver of zipping through existence On a wire connected to the world. No reality goes untreated too far To reach moonbeams from satellite towers And shivers from lightning … Continue reading

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Impossible Silence

by Natalie Giacone One of her jobs is to pray at every bungalow in their estate. She’s in formal garb, carrying a tray of burning incense. She floats over her movements, mermaids her way in tightly wrapped skirt across my … Continue reading

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Pieces of Clothing

by Daniel Liberatore Mob of ducks Moves back and forth In the water As you sway in your hammock And strum your guitar quietly Cars thud tires And a siren sounds silently in the distance A motorboat hums The sun … Continue reading

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Formica Dreams

by Joshua H. Liberatore Who can enumerate the meals served, prepared, conceived on this gleaming, marbled surface? Onion-rich and yellowed by years of immigrant congress, its edges bear evidence to family joy and neighborhood sadness alike, a layered (yet impregnable) … Continue reading

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Circle of Fifths

by Joshua H. Liberatore Toes curl, scrapes of sand between rough reminders of yesterday’s maiden swim: radiant pellucid sky displayed vague sense of threatened calm – both wonder and fright to behold. The rushing cool, immersion swift, warmer than one … Continue reading

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