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  November 2018
volume 15 number 1
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  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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Diana Rosen
November 2018



art by mauricio alejandro ramos

    Diana Rosen is a journalist, author of 13 nonfiction books, and published writer of poems and flash fiction online at,, www.verse-virtual,, among others; and, in print, in the anthologies: Kiss Me Goodnight, Stories and Poems by Women Who Were Girls When Their Mothers Died, Bold Ink, Those who can...teach, and in print journals: Rattle, PDQ, convolvulus, Lucidity, Lunch Hour Stories, (Finalist, VERY Short Story Contest), among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles. To comment, write



20th Anniversary

Anticipation shifts
into the familiar,
the familiar
into contentment,
an occasional thrill
of the first time.

Like so many tender nights,
he reaches out expectantly,
wraps his arms around shoulders
that once shivered to his touch.

Tonight, she hunches down
into her nightgown of sadness
her once pliant body steams
like dry ice.

Talk to me,
tell me
what I can do.

He rolls back onto his sleeping side,
eyes shut tightly against his mourning.
How will it be
after another twenty years?

copyright 2018 Diana Rosen