Lemons

Lemons

October 03, 2022

She had lemons/who crooned to her,/lemons that smoked unfiltered cigarettes,/lemons that rolled down mountains to be near her.

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After—

After—

October 03, 2022

No hurry, the motor idling/away from work/& no five-point schedule or/overnight shifts 

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Águila del desierto

Águila del desierto

October 03, 2022

Because he found/brother, cousin/facedown. Because he lost/home like bones lose/flesh.

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Winter's Carol

Winter's Carol

October 03, 2022

What shock to find a child/can transform you. Once, the Lord in flesh was like this:/strangler fig and tentacled. 

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Immortality Is (Im)Material

Immortality Is (Im)Material

October 03, 2022

Juvenescent jellyfish live to infinity in the mega-flooded/garden of the Mediterranean, those raised, sedimented beds first/planted by the Atlantic. 

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Snow Sleep

Snow Sleep

October 03, 2022

a cure-all for the colic,/was a baby/in a well-bundled snowsuit -

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Dear Mother

Dear Mother

October 03, 2022

Oh mother, once upon a time, mother. I owe you something/but what? And what of me here in this white room with the ash/scattered and the rocker stationed at the window.

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Fish Eye

Fish Eye

October 18, 2021

Arah Ko's winning poem poem "Fish Eye" originally appears in Issue No. 61: Beginnings and Endings

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Human Condition

Human Condition

July 28, 2021

Nicholas Samaras's poem "Human Condition" originally appears in Issue No. 60: At Sea.

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Lake Harriet, 2005

Lake Harriet, 2005

March 09, 2021

Karen Kubin's poem "Lake Harriet, 2005" originally appeared in Ruminate's Issue 53: Shelter.

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Praise on Pi Day

Praise on Pi Day

March 02, 2021

Lisa Rosenberg's poem "Praise on Pi Day" originally appeared on Ruminate's Issue 53: Shelter.

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Because Longing is Part of Belonging

Because Longing is Part of Belonging

February 23, 2021

The father with his daughters’ names tattooed on his eyelids.

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A Kind of Lightning

A Kind of Lightning

February 16, 2021

S. Yarberry's poem "A Kind of Lightning" appears in Issue 58: What Remains.

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For the Millions - Ruminate Magazine

For the Millions

October 28, 2020

Oh Best Beloved, a poem can’t pull / anyone back from death / into life, but it can pull the dead / into a poem.

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The Two-Body Problem - Ruminate Magazine

The Two-Body Problem

August 15, 2020

Brandon Thurman's poem "The Two-Body Problem" appears in Issue No. 56: Expression.

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Our Hands Are Bowls of Dust - Ruminate Magazine

Our Hands Are Bowls of Dust

June 12, 2020

Clemonce Heard's poem, Our Hands Are Bowls of Dust won second place in the 2018 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize and is featured in Issue 49: Mattering.

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When the Good Lord Willed the Creek to Rise - Ruminate Magazine

When the Good Lord Willed the Creek to Rise

June 10, 2020

Charnell Peters's poem appears in Issue 42: Forming One Another

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Job (War Survivor's Guilt) - Ruminate Magazine

Job (War Survivor's Guilt)

June 09, 2020

Hope Wabuke's poem appears in Issue 34: Keeping things Whole.

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On the Death of a Boy in Brooklyn - Ruminate Magazine

On the Death of a Boy in Brooklyn

June 06, 2020

Michael Brown Jr.'s work appears in Issue 43: Opening the Door

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America - Ruminate Magazine

America

May 30, 2020

Amy Gong Liu's poem "America" appears in Issue No.55: Under Pressure.

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Passport

Passport

May 23, 2018

We're thrilled to share Ambalila Hemsell's poem "Passport," which appears in our summer 2018 Issue No. 47: Hauntings. 

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