Poetry

Those Three Words

Those Three Words

Those three words Are an insurrection and a Judgment upon their hypocrisy Syllables and sounds of A personal revolution That I once thought You could say too often But now know When looking at you That I can’t say enough Because…

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Borders

Borders

When we embrace, the place Where your skin ends And mine begins Vanishes with a sigh– Photo Credit: Eric Kilby Flickr via Compfight cc Eris GentleEris Gentle is a writer, mother, visual artist, and activist living in a windy valley near…

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Eris Gentle

Eris Gentle is a writer, mother, visual artist, and activist living in a windy valley near Austin, Texas, where nature is her muse and meditation is her medicine. She received her BA in creative writing from Louisiana State University. You can glimpse her life on Instagram or her website Erisgentle.com.

17

17

And then I thought… How can I climb this Mount of Ever needing Rest? Shall I start one stain at a time? Jealous of the 17 chosen to immortalize moments. Ink the language. Skin the canvas. Mouth(s) water walking a fine…

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Ericka Arthur

I am Ericka Arthur an Inspirational blogger, Poet and Radio Divas cohost on GrindhardRadio.

Bad Lands

Bad Lands

There is a spring in the bad lands. I remember water infused with strength. Crystal shine, pure. Cold. Frozen. Celebrated as a true believer, gloating hypocrites baptized me. In the bad lands, that spring. I became a disciple. They hid the…

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Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson is the Creator and Publisher of Feminine Collective. Julie was inspired to create this safe place for women to share their secrets, desires, triumphs and pain as the antithesis of what mainstream media offers women today. In her column Pursuit of Perfection, she explores the importance of rectifying the balance of inner and outer beauty through essays, poems and articles on self-esteem, shame, family, and self- acceptance.

For James

For James

Hey man, it’s ok. It’s me. You don’t have to do this anymore. My name is just a name. The rope was just a rope the weed was something helpful – at least that part was fun. I left you, and…

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Elisabeth Horan

Elisabeth Horan is a poet mother student lover of kind people and animals, homesteading in Vermont with her tolerant partner and two young sons. She writes to survive and survives to write - We are all battling something. Let's support each other. Elisabeth enjoys riding horses and caring for her cats, chickens, goats and children (not necessarily in that order). She teaches at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.

Great Game Changer

Great Game Changer

Once … Once upon a time … Once upon a time there was a vibrant young girl, full of passion and ambition, full of pride and self-worth. Time … Time is the great thief. It beats you down when you are…

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Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka is a nominee for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. She has been widely published in National and International publications and Anthologies. Visit Ann's Author page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ann-Christine-Tabaka/e/B06XF2PWSK

Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

I explore my body amazed at the softness of my skin. I am in awe of my breasts, the ease in which they fall to the side as I lay on my back. I use my index and middle finger to…

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Arlene Antoinette

Arlene Antoinette is a novice poet/lyricist with dreams of one day writing a piece that breaks hearts. She holds an old outdated bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology. You may find additional poems by Arlene Antoinette in SickLitMagazine and Girlsense and Nonsense.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

I’m sitting on your porch thinking about the cloud I could be stepping off of but nevertheless still feel melted into you’re over there throwing something at a beehive your parents told you not to touch it’s beautiful out the sun’s…

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Kira Stevens

"My name's Kira Stevens. I'm an 84-year-old soul in a 22-year-old body who's graduating (very much too soon) with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing. In other words, I have no idea what I want to do with my life professionally, but either way, I'm a big fan of writing about all of the fun facts, as well as spreading all of the good vibes. I thrive on my blog, Words4Food. It's mostly active on Instagram and Facebook currently, but have no fear friends ~the limit does not exist~ and I'm working on learning how to conquer other social media platforms. I love all things literature, I ponder my thoughts through poems, and I spend most of my free time knitting squares and/or doodling shapes while contemplating our existence as a human race. If you're still reading this, I hope you know that you're the bomb diggity, and my soul would like to send a virtual high five in the direction of your soul. Heck yeah. Anyway, please do me a favor and go 'like' my Words4Food Facebook page. I'll cry both literal and metaphorical joyous tears. Okay, that's all for now, I guess, bye bye fam."