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  November 2018
volume 15 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Gary Beck
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Beverly M. Collins
  Dalia Elmanzalawy
  John Grey
  Grant Guy
  David Herrle
  Colin James
  Ron Lucas
  Peter Magliocco
  Nate Maxon
  Stephen Mead
  Rajnish Mishra
  Diana Rosen
  Jeanne Marie Spicuzza
  Mark States
  Kallista A Thompson
  David Thornbrugh
  Alyssa Trivett
  Lynn White
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Beverly M. Collins
November 2018



photo by mauricio alejandro ramos

    Beverly M. Collins, is the author of the books, Quiet Observations: Diary Thought, Whimsy and Rhyme and Mud in Magic. She is one of three prize winners for the California State Poetry Society 2012 yearly competition. Her work has appeared in Poetry Speaks! Year of Great Poems and Poets (Calendar), California Quarterly, Journal of Modern Poetry, Altadena Poetry Review, Bits and Pieces Magazine and many other publications. In 2015, Beverly M. was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Independent American Poetry for her work that appears in Rubicon: Words & Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis. Collins was born in Delaware and grew up in New Jersey.




The moment tingled and the
Cold, salt-less afternoon
Sagged while I reflected.

Watch intently one can smell
Longing in a hollow glance.

Listen close and one may
Hear the cavities in teeth.

Prayers whispered that could wrap
This city warm, float unconvincing
The mouths they danced from.

Ready lips iced with dry disbelief
A better life was possible.

It was that moment I noticed a
single silk red rose as it proudly posed
in a shop window, like a mannequin
of hope.

copyright 2018 Beverly M. Collins