Parked

by Debbie Feller

a drawing of people looking at the Picasso statue in Chicago

art by Megan Graustein
typography by JS Graustein

Debbie Feller has been a regular contributor to unFold since its inception. Her poem “Ebb and Flow” was the first WonderFold Selection on the Folded Word blog, written in response to the column’s monthly prompts.


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Parked

I was thankful for the hot wind
stirring through the Chicago crowd
carrying the weight of my
words.

Today I sit alone
a resting place for birds
casting shade at insects —
speechless.

© 2016, Debbie Feller

This Starred Place

by Kim O’Connell

print of train tracks running between skyscrapers

Art & typography by JS Graustein

Kim O’Connell’s articles, essays, and short fiction have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, National Geographic News, National Parks, Little Patuxent Review, and more.


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I belong here, in this city—
this starred place on the map
where the Labrador gets skunked
and the doe skirts the edge of the highway
and the hawk lands on a nest of wires.
Where the airplanes circle like falcons
and the streetlights create the heavens.
Where everything is common and known
except the wildness in my heart.

©2016, Kim O’Connell

Pinned

by Catherine Moore

poem typed with typewriter on yellowed paper

Art & typography by JS Graustein

Catherine Moore, M.F.A., is the author of three chapbooks and tweetable @CatPoetic.


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yellow mellowed Post-it note
adhesive gone
thumbtacked,
suspended
behind doctor cards,
school dates, ads,

scribbled years ago:
“love is a decision”

© 2016, Catherine Moore

Light

by Debbie Feller

overhead photo of candle with two flames

Art & typography by Kristine Slentz

Debbie Feller has been a regular contributor to unFold since its inception. Her poem “Ebb and Flow” was the first WonderFold Selection on the Folded Word blog, written in response to the column’s monthly prompts.


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A candle in the dark
remains unseen
until it’s caught fire
and is burning.

© 2016, Debbie Feller

Her

by Thom Young

Background painting of moon and stars

Art & design by Kristine Slentz

Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in The Commonline Journal, 3am magazine, Crack the Spine, Word Riot, 48th Street Press, and many other places.


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I loved her       but
the thoughts come       again
and soon everything       is gone
and the other side       of the city
is always       darker
when you’re so far       from home.

© 2016, Thom Young