Christal Rice Cooper
River King Press © 2011
By: Jenny Catlin
“Apparently, most people love watching the same basic thing (actions shows on TV, film, etc), as long as the details are different.” (Andy Warhol) (more…)
As the winter vacation shrinks and dies, people will go back to school and still write poetry. For some reason.
By Ronald Kichurchak Jr.
Shelly cowered in the corner
while the tears rolled down her face.
There was a shiner beneath her eye
and a bruise on her left cheek.
Blood trickled out her nose
as if it was a faucet whose handle
had not been cranked tight enough.
Mark stood near.
He said that he was sorry.
and reached out his hand for her,
but Shelly refused to look at him
and instead she covered her face with her hands.
Tomorrow she will cover it with make-up.
She can forgive him then,
after the bruises are hidden
beneath a fresh coat of concealer.
It will be easier to pretend
that it did not happen.
And once she believes that,
it will be easier to pretend
that it won’t happen again.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.