Category: Featured Poetry and Shorts

Poetry: Subway by Eric Keizer
July 1, 2017 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Eric Keizer

Subway ©June 2017 Eric Keizer Electric worm, Inwardly I smile, but only Deep inside, otherwise, They wonder if you’re crazy/dangerous. Next stop, North Ave. Gingerly I step inside, Doors slam and suddenly, Acrid, stale, “air conditioning” Weakly cycles, But damn, It’s hot. There’s sour sweat, sour beer, lingering vomit Cologne and perfume Disinfectant. Next stop,

Poetry: Arambol by Apala Bhattacharya
October 1, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

Apala is a regular contributor in our Facebook group, OWS Word Mafia. She shared this poem there, and I knew it needed a wider audience. Enjoy! Apala Bhattacharya is a copywriter, cat lover, and period-drama aficionado. When she’s not writing for brands, she writes for herself. Some of it even gets published. She talks to

Midsummer Mischmasch: Unrequited Summer by Mandy Melanson
July 23, 2016 Featured Poetry and Shorts,OWS Features Stephanie Ayers

We had so many great entries for the Midsummer Mischmasch contest, our judges had a hard time choosing their favorites. Today’s special delivery comes from Mandy Melanson, whose Shakespearean poetry took 3rd place in our contest. Enjoy! (PS Wondering who won? Buy a copy of our literary journal today to find out! ) Mandy Melanson is

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