Author Archives: Rose Auslander

THE DAY MY COAT CAUGHT ON FIRE AT FOODTOWN

I was careless.
As was my habit

Entering a no-smoking area,
I stuck my lit pipe in my ragged pocket.
It fell through a hole igniting the lining.

Smoke poured from my coat.
I stamped it out frantically.

Nobody noticed.
I shrugged my shoulders
And proceeded with my shopping.

© 2015, Siggy

Learn more about Siggy at http://siggyscafe.com/id20.html and visit Siggy’s Cafe at http://siggyscafe.com

(broken)

by hope,
aged by the anticipation
of that golden moment
the Minute in the day
I am worth the time.

© 2015, Sharkey Andrews

Bio: Also look for work by Sharkey Andrews at https://twitter.com/GirlSharkey

Pushcart Prize Nomination

We are pleased to announce unFold’s Pushcart Prize nomination for this year: untitled storm series by Joseph Hutchison, micro-poems. For a complete listing of all Folded Word Pushcart Prize nominations this year, click here.

Unbearable pain of my mother

She cries,
A soaring mountain cliff
Broken into two pieces,
And no one dares to care

© 2014, Santosh Kalwar

Also visit Santosh Kalwar’s work at http://www.kalwar.com.np

(chase)

As the sun is ever in chase
of the moon
so shall dreams curtail
reality.

© 2014, Sharkey Andrews

Bio: Also look for work by Sharkey Andrews at https://twitter.com/GirlSharkey

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