Some of the most intense, marvelous pieces I’ve read and can’t forget are short and spare, and one of my favorite places to tap into more of that is inkscrawl, a journal of short speculative poetry.
Each poem is ten lines or less. Some of them read like a one-breath incantation. I love them so much.
Here’s a round-up of a few poems from inkscrawl. They’re small but not slight. Linger over them—I did.
“Of Sleep and Dreams and Random Things “ by Nancy Ellis Taylor, “What We Carry” by Beth Cato, “Even an Empty Life Can Hold Water” by Peg Duthie, “Desert Protocol” by Ann K. Schwader, “Sarcophagus” by N.E. Taylor, and Assorted Very Short Poems.