Origin Stories – Robbi Nester

Worst Fear by Robbi Nester Halfway through the revolving door of prose, I see Poetry disappearing into a crowd. It happens in the old Wanamakers department store on Market Street, in Philadelphia, long since closed. While I am stalled by the throng, she slips smoothly by, in her neat summer frock, and enters the gilded […]

Origin Stories – Jess Parker

Origin Story v_2 by Jess Parker It was She that brought the first He and the many after. Man enveloped by woman (contained by) and set loose when ready. Otherwise, where would the ‘w’ sneak through with its many elbows— or the ‘o’ an ancient infinity symbol, turning, starting itself over. A portal where one […]

Origin Stories – Yvonne Zipter

Tenacity by Yvonne Zipter Across the world, there’s a war going on, the latest in a long line of self-important potentates who believe the world belongs to them, destroying what they mean to keep, taking lives like pennies at the convenience store register. But life is as hungry as death. Lupine flowers, cunningly wolfish, sprout […]