Jim Boggs… Goodbye Mt Rushmore


Goodbye Mt Rushmore


Crossing Pine Mountain in winter


someone died tonight…

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

In Harlan…

Are we supposed to cook?

She was going to Mt. Rushmore-

North Dakota

before Cancer called last month.

An empty place at the table

gives thanks

for these Thy many gifts.

In the morning,

Black Friday

Finalizes the funeral plans.


Jim Boggs is from Harlan County Kentucky and has spent most of his life working as Broadcaster in Radio and Television. Jim has been writing poetry and song lyrics since childhood. He is currently working on, “Kentucky Twilight”, a book of regional poetry. He resides in Hazard Kentucky near his children and grandchildren.

Copyright © 2016 by Jim Boggs







Is It Ever Spring Anymore? … by Doug Draime



Outside the robins return

Pecking the thawing backyard earth

Like benevolent and silent jack hammers

They are relentless, only pausing cautiously

For sounds of human beings: banging crushing

Yelling spewing the arrogance of

Self consumption into the cool polluted air


Doug Draime lives and writes in Ashland, Oregon. His most recent collection of poetry, “More Than The Alley,” was published by Interior Noise Press. He also has two chapbooks available: “Los Angeles” & “Rock” published by Covert Press. He has one poem in Rapoetics Issue 4, Heart Splatters Into Significance

Copyright © 2014 by Doug Draime