Thursday, May 6, 2010

Poem by Linda Leedy Schneider

Conversations: Emergency roomWhere does it hurt?I have a pain in my chest that goes up into my left jaw. I have never felt a pain like this before.Where does it hurt?To the ends of each hair, through my bones,the space that held my uterus, but mostly to my heart.What medications do you take?Cenestin, a natural hormone replacement, Trazadone for sleep.What medications do you take?I drank mother’s

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Poem by Divya Rajan

fluctuosityif ever existedstring of sumptuous syllableslaid on a chili forsaken, crumpled sheet underneath sun's maple rayshung out to dry on a nylon clothesline with clips resembling crisscross daisiesnecked bead to bead yet light as on icehumming memory- tinged tunesbasking baskingsilhouette sweetly nestledcocooned inside a coconut- y tough exteriorhard to crack as nourishment restssoft