I Want a Wife – by CONNIE BEDGOOD

I Want A Wife By Connie Bedgood   Men want wives. As I mow my back yard, I, too, would like to have a wife.  Why do I want a wife?  She can help do the yard work.  In fact, while I go to the gym, she can put out the trash a couple of…

Poetry Collection – by AVALON GRAVES

Broken Mirrors and Black Cats   I am the breeze that haunts your midnight’s, the last twinkle of hope in your sky. As darkness falls you fall for me and wonder why… A black cat hissed at you this morning, you cursed my name and kept walking. The phone rang- it was you calling. I…

Greenhouse Effect – by KI-ANA L. TONGE

Greenhouse Effect by Ki-Ana L. Tonge   Have you been watering your poet-tree lately? The shrivel of once crispy leaves And lifeless bending of branches are screaming, “Feed me.: “FEED ME!” For my hydration is lacking Tree trunk is blackening Insides beginning to Rot. Wither.. Wilt… Every time you neglect to pick up a pitcher…

Let’s Talk about Unhinged… – MARISELA I. MITCHLEY

I suppose that propriety demands certain things be left unsaid, and though it doesn’t come naturally, I try my best to bite my tongue. I’ve had to dislodge my foot from my own mouth more times than I can remember, but I think that as I get older, I am learning how to more deliberately…

What is a Woman’s Worth? – by KIM D. BAILEY

What is a Woman’s Worth? By Kim D. Bailey   With all that’s going on this week after the election, this question bears asking and answering, with gritty insight and truth. Many of my female friends are feeling betrayed at this juncture in our American journey. I won’t go into the politics of this too…

The Lifecycle of a Catholic Woman – by PATTI JURINSKI

The Lifecycle of a Catholic Woman   At age nine, Helene chose confession face-to-face with the priest. The musty box frightened her, choked with years and years of other people’s sins.   As a teenager, she appreciated the box’s endless capacity to swallow her ever-increasing transgressions.   As a young woman, she scowled at it,…

Young Woman’s Epiphany – by KI-ANA L. TONGE

Young Woman’s Epiphany Ki-Ana L. Tonge   Did you know? Did you know that you were the gasp of air between my every breath? The tip-tap to my every step Love captivating my every sense Your heavenly scent lingered on my neck From where lips have last been… The notes on my five liens core…