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New Barista, Dennis Ross May 2019

New Barista, Dennis Ross

Westview

She moves like a half-grown colt, all legs and skinny arms…


Doughboy And Jenny, Donna L. Emerson May 2019

Doughboy And Jenny, Donna L. Emerson

Westview

Our summer horses, five-gaited warm-bloods. Alert, easy to ride.


Human Rib Bone, $10, Shiann Dawson May 2019

Human Rib Bone, $10, Shiann Dawson

Westview

A little gift shop, nestled into a house of death Filled with…well, Trinkets, mostly.


Contributors, Westview Staff May 2019

Contributors, Westview Staff

Westview

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A Certain Age, Anne Babson May 2019

A Certain Age, Anne Babson

Westview

The body churns out its red butter every Twenty-eight days but spends the whole cow to do it. The skin still glows a little, but blood vessels ruddy As the spaceship face fissures, approaching warp speed.


Westview: Vol. 35, Iss. 1 (Summer 2019), Westview Staff May 2019

Westview: Vol. 35, Iss. 1 (Summer 2019), Westview Staff

Westview

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Ballad Of St. Stephen's Green, James B. Nicola May 2019

Ballad Of St. Stephen's Green, James B. Nicola

Westview

While loitering in St. Stephen’s Green, Watching the youth pass by, I spied an elder gentleman In a blue suit and bright tie


Beetles In Moonlight, Gordon Grice May 2019

Beetles In Moonlight, Gordon Grice

Westview

This rooted cliff is riddled and pocked. On August nights, you can watch the moonlight clatter into shards that move apart and come together to couple.


Blimps Are Cool, Molly Sizer May 2019

Blimps Are Cool, Molly Sizer

Westview

Today we saw the Goodyear Blimp. It flew above the roofs of town.


Carved Door, Dennis Ross May 2019

Carved Door, Dennis Ross

Westview

I stagger with a heavy door, thick, ancient oak with six carved panels: a dove, a plow, flowers, wreathed acanthus leaves.


Clean Slate, Richard Dinges Jr. May 2019

Clean Slate, Richard Dinges Jr.

Westview

No one wonders why we return each morning, eyes half-shuddered, mouths yawning


Commemorate, Nan Byrne May 2019

Commemorate, Nan Byrne

Westview

We learn by losing The dead—first one becomes many The truth we knew becomes the truth we suffered


Drifting, Nan Byrne May 2019

Drifting, Nan Byrne

Westview

On the bed my eyes closed I am letting drift take me


Festina Lente, Jack Cooper May 2019

Festina Lente, Jack Cooper

Westview

I once laid a stone path in the yard and unearthed a spadefoot toad in hibernation


Health Care, Dick Bentley May 2019

Health Care, Dick Bentley

Westview

On this hill, in this clump of trees at the edge of the golf course, I sit with the wind swaying the daisies.


Here And Now, Dennis Ross May 2019

Here And Now, Dennis Ross

Westview

Driving along an Iowa gravel road I am sometimes jolted wide awake as from a forever sleep, struck by the immediacy of the world,


Hometown, Kenneth Beck May 2019

Hometown, Kenneth Beck

Westview

My hometown is a monochrome. Pack rats on every block with vintage Whatever-you-have from whatever-year.


If Ever, Dilvin Işiki May 2019

If Ever, Dilvin Işiki

Westview

If ever this sadness unbraces the ties between me and you, I’ll hang myself to your happiness;


Interactive Sonnet, James B. Nicola May 2019

Interactive Sonnet, James B. Nicola

Westview

This is the place where I’m supposed to say a thing I have to say, and soundly, then expound upon it like a pregnant hen with fourteen eggs she cannot help but lay.


Ire Man, James B. Nicola May 2019

Ire Man, James B. Nicola

Westview

When the life is mostly moor, make it poetry.


Irises Planted On A Grave, Gordon Grice May 2019

Irises Planted On A Grave, Gordon Grice

Westview

The irises lick the wind with fragrant tongues…


Lampyridae, Donna Emerson May 2019

Lampyridae, Donna Emerson

Westview

As I walk down the June steps of the farmhouse, fireflies flash close to my face.


Midnight Run To Nacogdoches, Robert L. Penick May 2019

Midnight Run To Nacogdoches, Robert L. Penick

Westview

He is sitting in a fast food restaurant, pining for a woman who has never had an original thought in her life. It is Christmas Eve, and she is five hundred miles away, celebrating with her new in-laws. He is a damned fool, but hasn’t quite realized it yet.


On The Move, Jack Cooper May 2019

On The Move, Jack Cooper

Westview

Arriving I caught the bus to the beach under a blue and white sky and sat behind five or six riders


On Wings, Richard Dinges Jr. May 2019

On Wings, Richard Dinges Jr.

Westview

Each day, more flies descend and buzz my porch. I bathe.


Part Ii, Diane Glancy May 2019

Part Ii, Diane Glancy

Westview

The Erring Need of Narrative


Prayers Coagulate Around A Woman On Her Porch, Henry D. Goldkamp May 2019

Prayers Coagulate Around A Woman On Her Porch, Henry D. Goldkamp

Westview

Southern static : pink tongue : dewy ears : seagulls yelling Wal-Mart


Promise, Jack Cooper May 2019

Promise, Jack Cooper

Westview

Her hands looked old boney and bruised but her face young her cheeks blushed her eyes wandering


Rains, James B. Nicola May 2019

Rains, James B. Nicola

Westview

One kind of rain wears moccasins and comes in quiet as a ghost then leaves your cheeks-nose-forehead moist with an unremarked kiss.


Skippings Rocks, Chad W. Lutz May 2019

Skippings Rocks, Chad W. Lutz

Westview

There’s a place in town where the only two roads meet, marked by an old sycamore. Its bark is blotchy, and the few limbs it has left reach for the sky like the pleading arms of a dying man.