Monthly Archives: April 2016

Late Show in the Stadium

By Julie Flanders   You raise your cup to the guy in the sky The figment of everyone’s imagination Is this despair or celebration You enter the tournament with All the enthusiasm of a gladiator facing the sword You don’t … Continue reading

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The One Who Did Not Drown

By Julie Flanders   Breathing what is right around me I now can see I stop involuntarily So that my whole body seems to be Slightly distorted Inflated Held aloft, most abruptly Like some artificial, haughty boss Ready to speak … Continue reading

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Earlier in the Day

By Julie Flanders   The poem Sits like a worm Excited at both ends Wanting to connect With itself Or something like itself   The poem Waits for the word To uncurl To slither in the earth Fearlessly   The … Continue reading

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Memorandum

  By Julie Flanders   How have I failed To make you see The invisible nature of me I am always there Watching you Aware Of every moment you do not perceive me   I am so close to you … Continue reading

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The Prism

By Julie Flanders A single light moves through hours Of darkness A single life hovers at the edges Of itself Seeking to move into the greater spaces Of love That cannot enter a place Where it is already Hidden Right … Continue reading

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Esurient Conrad Ectozoan

By Julie Flanders   Are you still as hungry As your eyes Eating everything in sight But nothing fills Or fulfills that wish More empty Than any dish   Floating Like some forgotten satellite Your orbit left un-right And no … Continue reading

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Barbed Prophecy

  By Julie Flanders   All the woe-begotten, joy-besotted Debutantes Wait for him And what he wants When he wants it   She is not about to find him In the archives Where the history of the world Hides behind … Continue reading

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