I’m an avid fan of all sorts of contemporary poetry, especially free verse shorter pieces that manage to condense something very potent and significant into just a few lines. […]
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A poem by Chase Ambler Rains I & II -I- The first drops lick the glass like highway bugs on windshields. Stirred by the rising winds, an empty grocery bag […]
A poem by Chase Ambler He called me Chichak, watched me hunt around the light bulb. He inspected ceilings, walls, closet doors, and found no ropes, no wires, no strings— […]
By Hassan Izzo I sighed with relief as I collapsed down onto my bed. God it feels good to be home. I felt mentally exhausted. “Seven days. It’s incredible. I […]
A poem by Chase Ambler A few baht admits you to the piercing gasoline stench, the waft of grilled meat through smoke, the air hanging with water, the orchids […]
By Hassan Izzo I stood up again. “What happened to the girl?” “She rejected the opportunity to become an agent for our mission out of hand.” “So, what happened to […]
A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ I remember riding the Light Rail one day and really noticing some of the monochromatic landscapes that it passes through. The only […]
By Hassan Izzo I watched and listened to my grandmother explaining the intricacies and plot details of this on-going battle with a feeling of detachment. My anger and disbelief were […]
A poem by Chase Ambler Photo credit to CERAC ~ Reflection ~ First of all, the title really dates this poem. I haven’t thought of my wife as my girlfriend […]
By Hassan Izzo “It is the very essence of subtlety and elegance. Not one thing has been left to, or happened, by chance. The gradual rise of capitalism, of materialism, […]
A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ In this love poem to my wife, I compare her to the only thing that comes close: nature. The poem follows the […]
By Hassan Izzo “OK.” She composed herself. “To say you are dead would be a great exaggeration.” I suddenly felt tense. “What do you mean?” “After your little misadventure, […]
A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ Anyone that wears vision-correcting tools can probably relate to this poem. There are times when you forget you even have glasses, yet […]
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