Two Short Poems

We can’t resist those really short, pithy poems that come our way from time to time.  Here are two from our Summer Issue by poets Mingzhao Xu and Gary Wadley:

The Launch

“Where are we going? I asked the rickety roller-coaster, edging upwards.
The old boards winked, “home,” then launched me into the sun.

Mingzhao Xu
San Diego, California


it is morning the first day
it is always the first day

Gary Wadley
Louisville, Kentucky