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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I Can't Breathe

Better, take breath away
at the sight of multitudes,
birds winging above skyscrapers
in blue sky, winter sun so
bright, eyes tear; at the sound
of voices in cold winter cities
demanding that Justice re-fasten
Her blindfold that too often
slips around Her neck like a noose.

Lois Bassen

http://lsbassen.com/ Fiction Editor for http://www. prickof thespindle.com/ and 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award Finalist. In 2014, a novel & ss collection: http://typhoon-media.com/summer-of-the-long-knives/ and http://www.texturepress.org/livesofcrime.html.
http://lsbassen.com/ Poetry reviews for http://therumpus.net/ & others.


Hamish and I are delighted to be able to tell you that the future of Poetry24 is safe. We have recently heard from Martin Hodges, one of the founders and original editors of the journal, that he is willing to resume as editor. We really could not be more pleased and we know that our readers and contributors will be similarly delighted. 


  1. At last! Some good news for Christmas.

  2. Yes, another Yay -- Thanks, Martin!

  3. Lovely poem with an excellent final image.

  4. Thank you, Gary ... I'm sure you know what it means to be heard.