Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Imagined and the Real

You wear your clothes inside out
to confuse me.
You let me believe I am inside you.
Breathing out
a flood of light.
To feed you.
But my happiness is pallid and grotesque.
It blinds you instead.
That’s why I am still running.
Before you.
Trying to keep you
from walking away.

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published four collections of poetry: The Difference Between Shadows and Stars, Carrying Yesterday, Cognitive Distortion, and . . . And Other Such Nonsense.  She has also published her work in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Writer's Gazette, and The Penwood Review.  Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at and!/poetess222. 

New Boss

They warned me my new boss was
The CEO was an elegant lady that
was all business.
She was thin as a rail and half a head
taller then me.
Smartly dressed in an navy blue
tailored business suit.
She had stoic sharp chiseled features.
Her words were clipped and she had
a low sounding male voice.
She wanted to know all about me
and stoically sat and listened.
There wasn't a hint of a smile on her
face when I told her I was a perpetrator
of puns.
After ten minutes, she stood to signal
the interview was over.
Jumping to my feet, I was glad to
She took my hand and stared straight
into my eyes.
A subtle soft smile cut across her face
as I walked out the door.


Mike Berger is an MFA, PhD. He is a retired and writes poetry and short stories full
time. He has been writing poetry for less than two years. His work appear in seventy-one
journals. He has published two books of short stories and seven poetry chapbooks, He
is a member of The Academy of American Poets. poetry chapbooks, He is a member of
The Academy of American Poets.

Saturday, 25 August 2012


Just wanted to excuse the gap in submissions, to make up for it i'll post two this month and get things back on track. Please continue to send your work, I really do enjoy reading them all!