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  April 2019
volume 16 number 1
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  contributing poets
  Michelle Angelini
  luis cuauhtemoc berriozabal
  Jack G. Bowman
  Lynne Bronstein
  Deborah Edler Brown
  Anna Cates
  Beverly M. Collins
  Chella Courington
  David Flynn
  Paul Hellweg
  Glenn Ingersoll
  Scott C. Kaestner
  lalo kikiriki
  John Leonard
  Cynthia Linville
  Marieta Maglas
  Xavier McIves
  Scott Thomas Outlar
  bc petrakos
  Diana Rosen
  Walter Ruhlmann
  David Scriven
  Megha Sood
  Terrence Sykes
  Perry Terrell
  Tim Tipton
  Davide Trame
  Roman Tunkel
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Davide Trame
April 2019



art by sonjaye maurya

    "I am an Italian writing poetry only in English since 1993. My collection Make It Last, was published in 2013 by Lapwing Publications, in Belfast, Northern Ireland."



And Then Evening Comes

The yes and no continue,
their commas and question marks,
their dishes and leashes,
stretches and knots,
misunderstandings and shots,
sometimes it seems that the days
are Hamletic, not me,
enjoying wallowing
in the cicadas of to be and not to be,
hubbles and clatters
sometimes love hiding what matters,
and then evening comes.

It’s beautiful in its lessened velvet blue,
it’s always beautiful
despite the entanglement
of all the Nevertheless,
despite the relentless
clamours of doubts,
for instants the ineluctable
“this is the rub” is muffled,
softened, flattened and flattered,
already a bit inebriated
by the prospect of dreams.

These very lines melting enjoying
the great tatters of letters
of the coming night.

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