Poetry

OCD

To survive this exile, you will need/
to hold court with the moon, store the memory/
of its light in a mason jar for later.

Off The Page: Cabbages and Kings

Jason Schneiderman reads “Cabbages and Kings,” a poem by Maura Way

The Sleepy Beauties of Sound

For now it’s guesswork: a territory/
full of unmapped regions,

Housebound

My husband has been into town./
I can smell the out of doors/
in his hair, on his cheek

Autumn Crickets

As late sun fades/
through the haze/
of their sound

Off The Page: Revision

Lily Balsen reads “Revision,” a poem by Jennifer Molnar

Images

If I forget you/ will you disappear?
The arc of Rilke’s question seemed to spawn/
out of a dustbin/ remnant of a
sheer belief that minds are gods.

Monodrama

the asymmetrically lurching gait/
the austere paradox as of one hand clapping/
a unilateral dialogue.

Off The Page: How Hair Changes before Expiration

Nksoi Nkululeko reads “How Hair Changes before Expiration,” a poem by J.E. Robinson