William C. Blome and Elizabeth Alford
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William C. Blome
William C. Blome writes poetry and short fiction. He lives wedged between Baltimore and Washington, DC, and he is a master’s degree graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. His work has previously seen the light of day in such fine little mags as The Alembic, Amarillo Bay, Prism International, Fiction Southeast, Roanoke Review, Salted Feathers and The California Quarterly.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by William C. Blome and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The frogs are jumping, one after another,
Elizabeth Alford has always had an on-again-off-again relationship with poetry; but in the wake of her graduation from CSU East Bay, she recently announced that they are now going steady (much to everyone’s relief). She lives in Hayward, CA with her loving fiancé, mother, and two adorable dogs. Her favorite things include sushi, loud music on long drives, staring at the stars, and, of course, writing. Her work has appeared in the student literary magazine Occam’s Razor, on the Haikuniverse website, and in the MY SWEET WORD series by Silver Birch Press.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Elizabeth Alford and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Almost a Love Poem
Affection comes in many forms,
Chemistry. We have chemistry. You have chemistry homework.
Difficult doesn’t begin to describe it. You’re buried in books—
Maybe school isn’t the solution, you once said, on the cusp of devolution—to
Perhaps the bonds that connect us are stronger than I thought.
Quarks—we had an argument about quarks recently. You thought,
We are made of atoms, after all. …….We are the same inside, after all.