reading

On the Same Page

By JA When I read, I’m alive not dead The words tell me so much I’ve read On the page, I’ve met the other travelers On the page, I’ve been to the favelas On the page, I’ve felt heartbreak, elation, scorn I read to learn, move on When I read, I feel alive, not dread…

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Book Club

By CL Thank you all for inviting me to a vast new world Where one is limited only by a lack of imagination A place where countless adventures unfurl On a voyage to uncharted destinations Kelli’s biweekly sessions of meditation Followed by games to relieve our stress Keela’s unwavering dedication Encouraging us all to do…

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Untitled

By PJ As it is opened, each turn is: an inhalation, while I lift the pages, laying them, to my left. It exhales. As it reads, each word, brings: a heart-beat. Sprouting, pushing, it’s a life-giving blood: a story; a tale; an enlightening; secrets, long held. “Read.” As the reader’s eyes move, the book: quiet; still; says, to…

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Word Journey

By MH If emotions take over from its want to speak their piece, the body will follow and let the message come out now here, lip service can die or travel by word of mouth the answer lies between words coasting thru ears and comprehension making the sounds worthwhile seems like talk is either gossip…

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Incarceration

By DJ Could have, would have, should have been on the streets, on my feet Looking out my cell window like damn, I’m so far from a street Staring at the wall like this isn’t where I should be In the visitation room just looking at my beautiful niece When I call home just talking…

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