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Meandering into a Miraculous Metaphor

Meandering into a Miraculous Metaphor

(Editor’s Note: The photos are of the exhibits of students enrolled in art and design classes at Austin Peay State University. Photos by Sean Siple : Nashville Skyline.) Love was definitely that time when my three closest friends, We were all so broke,and we all made our lives together, Proceeded to make me feel like...
The Relationship Between Mass and Luminosity - by A. Almond-Harvey

The Relationship Between Mass and Luminosity – by A. Almond-Harvey

as my love for you grows I understand that you have a universe of your own which is far too vast for me to travel in one life  and yet, you have gifted me the room to be a star in your sky to command wells of gravity flowing around my point in time and...
One day, Love sneaked up on me.  ~ by Kristen Hubbard

One day, Love sneaked up on me. ~ by Kristen Hubbard

This morning begins like most: Me looking out the Eastern facing bedroom window to watch the sun rise. Today, my early awakening is rewarded by a beautiful, red, scintillating sky-scape through the trees – far away from here, on the distant horizon. Smiling, I continue in my morning habits, shifting this, folding that. I cross...

“Tick, Tock, Rock . . .” By Brandy A. Rogers

Press Play for the audio. Read along 😉  or Listen away.   Tick, Tick, Tick Nervousness in the Tick Kindergarteners at the circus Running Amuck & mocking me Tock, Tock, Tock Knocking at the door Trying to find a rhythm Like Poe’s Hopeless LeNore Or…   Tick ,Tick, Tick Tock, Tock, Tock Rock, Rock, Rock...
Anxiety About Cancelling an Afternoon Interment - by A. Almond-Harvey

Anxiety About Cancelling an Afternoon Interment – by A. Almond-Harvey

Tomorrow will probably not take care of itself, so please do not wait to sleep until you are dead. How will you build memories of now, then?
Never said his name

Never said his name

Joshua Crandall Lee was born to one Shaunel Lee in June of 1977. In February of this year he shared this poem to the Nashville Skyline tribe and asked if we would publish it … They never said his name… And even though they were the people that loved me most…more than anything in the...
Punctuation is going to have wait ...

Punctuation is going to have wait …

Stammering, stalling, stuttering, stung by a raw cut and a douse of astringent, Letting out air, dripping blood, drowning in fear and shame and filthy habits … No longer able to patch together any justification, any people of interest, any way it can keep going on this way …. Punctuation is going to have to...

Porch – by Julie Shavers

This is an archived text version of the author’s work. View the full multimedia version of Porch Open on a screened in porch. People come and go. All but Grandpappy who is camped out on an old roll away bed that he never leaves. There’s blind dog next to him. Tab is fixing Daisy’s hair....

Protagonista – by Michael Chavis

This is an archived text version of the author’s work. View the full multimedia version of Protagonista

Learning To Fly In A Storm – by Robbie Pinter

This is an archived text version of the author’s work. View the full multimedia version of Learning To Fly In A Storm This morning’s storm brought me a funny dream about my grandmother, a Bigmama from Memphis. At Christmas, she loved to dance a jingle bell jig. I only saw her do it once in...

Dig by Trey Mitchell

View the full multimedia version of Trey Mitchell’s Dig The mist was thick, fog-like. It blew in gusts under the street-lamp like sheets rippling on a clothesline on a blistering summer day. But this was winter, bitter and frozen. Alan stepped out on the stoop for a smoke to settle his nerves. He never smoked...

Wash By Trey Mitchell

View the full multimedia version of Trey Mitchell’s Wash Why don’t we just say no I hear the waves on the ocean Calling back to what we once called home My soul sits down by my side It mimics me no matter how high I throw my thoughts on the inside Whatever it was they...