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Hello, Survivors of 2020! - 01/03/2021
by V. Blake

Please check my post out in the General forum when you have a moment. Thanks!

Stay Healthy - 03/18/2020
by V. Blake

Hope you and yours are well.

A Congratulations to Leonard M Hawkes - 03/27/2019
by V. Blake

..who just published his first volume of poetry! Entitled Leaves from my Box Elder, it comes just in time for the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike.

So, like the title says--congrats, Leonard!

Everything is Broken - 02/06/2018
by V. Blake

As I write this, I don't actually know if it will post successfully. Let's see.

Sorry to report that the owner of this website has abandoned it. We owe him eternal gratitude for all the work that went into building it in the first place, and for continuing to foot the bill that keeps it online at all. That said: we apologize for the bugs, but there's nothing we can do to fix them.

Keep steady backups of your poetry. And everything else--that's just practical advice for a digital world.

In case you didn't realize, private messaging does not work. Your messages are not reaching their recipients.

The moderators can pick poems of the day. That's about it for our powers.

I am sorry. Site errors will prevent me from making you a member. I promise that we'd have welcomed you to this community if we could.


I guess that's it. Hope you're having a good day.

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Poem of the Day for 07/13/24

Submersion (Your Blue and Grey)
by Mainon A Schwartz

You once painted me a picture
of the point
where abstraction
meets existence

and lost me just where
the blue
met the gray

I always thought the colors
would conflict
when they found they weren't the same
and devolve into the endless cycles
of screaming, yelling--
the violence of combat

or that they would retreat
in sullen, detached silence
virulently blaming
the other

but when i found the secret
of descending, needlelike
into the smooth surface
of your deep black pupil

i found that colors disappeared

or they merged
and melded
until the blue and the gray
were all one

who knew
that the absorbing
and the being absorbed
were all the same?

like the loving
and the devouring

or the colors

distinctions are irrelevant
and i no longer identify
the blue
or the gray
only you


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