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Monika Rose, at home in the foothills of Calaveras County, founded Manzanita Writers Press, a nonprofit literary publisher in Angels Camp, CA. She is published in several anthologies and literary magazines. Her book of poems, River by the Glass, by GlenHill Publications will have company soon with a novel, a collection of short fiction, and a new poetry collection. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of English at San Joaquin Delta College. Visit Monika on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Monika Rose and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Geometry has its angles
His Boston tweed jacket arm
Flynn erases the old theorem with his right
“Pay attention, kid!” Flynn says
“Look alive,” Flynn cracks with a straight-line grin
“I’m feeling a little negative,” Flynn paces near Rosie
I liked my pencil needle sharp
“I love big numbers,” he croons.
Cate Davis lives and works in Toronto, Canada. In her spare time, she pursues her love of poetry.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Cate Davis and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Shame Is A Noun
You do nothing but lay back, pliable
By small miracle
I take you to a doctor who says
The pleasure I savoured
I scream into a pillow: