Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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Music

         
for David


Tonight, we walk
            down to listen
                        to frogs. Shrill,

insistent, their song
            surges from the black
                        pond. Around

our feet the grass
            creeps, transformed
                        by tiny black

creatures, those first
            wet crawlers
                        to leave

water.  A tidal
            wave of drumming
                        rises for the most

slender of moons.
            This two-note
                        chorus beats

a single heart
            and doesn’t give
                        a rat’s ass

about sadness.
            For this brief
                        time, neither do I.  


Diana Pinckney is a writer, poet and teacher. She’s the winner of the N.C. Persephone Book Award, the S.C. Kinloch Rivers Chapbook Award, and the 2010 EKPHRASIS Award. She is the author of four collections of poetry, including Fishing With Tall Women, White and Alchemy and most recently Green Daughters, a full length collection published April, 2011. Her poems have been published in Rhino, Iodine, Main Street Rag, Atlanta Review, Green Mountain Review, Cave Wall, Persimmon Tree, and other journals and anthologies.


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