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Suicide Bomb by Mali Warshofsky

Suicide Bomb by Mali Warshofsky

A man, a woman and a child A merchant in oblivion, smiled A loner’s beer at the bar Traffic snarled, trucks and car City’s summer afternoon A distant radio blasts a tune Voices ebb a foreign sound Heated pavement all around Suddenly a bomb explodes People scuttle on the road In the distance sirens wail […]

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Intruder by Mali Warshofsky

Intruder by Mali Warshofsky

Insistent knocking on the door Again unnerves my very core Once, twice, thrice before Don’t wish to see you anymore! Aggressive pounding of the knock Unfurls your deceiving frock No longer veils how you pretend To be a gifting loyal friend You don a Cheshire shameless smile Disguising your corrupted style Your hands bear poison, […]

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Veteran by Mali Warshofsky

Veteran by Mali Warshofsky

Shot and scarred, the papers said. Evaded injury to his head. His Special Forces unit dead, He survived. Trained to follow, to command, Pledged to guard, kill on demand. Combat, his home in foreign lands, He’s alive. Flesh wounds healed, his soul still raw, He insists no one know. Sacrifice tied up in a bow, […]

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Global Warming by Mali Warshofsky

Global Warming by Mali Warshofsky

Crocuses soak in sudden sun Daffodils peek as if spring has come. Fall leaves, curled like parched lips Complaining they dropped too soon. Northern hemisphere turned south, Sunny chaos in December. Christmas on the beach Night stars glow festive Moon-lit dunes sing carols. Warm waters race ashore Waves swirl aimless sand-grains, Flatten sand, fill trenches […]

March 30, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
Don’t Ask Why by Mali Warshofsky

Don’t Ask Why by Mali Warshofsky

Wednesday afternoon, July 2005 The air conditioned hospital room gave no clue to the heat outside. The window, overlooking the rooftop of the adjacent building, was covered by heavy curtains to block the sun. The only light was above the bed, the bed in which you lay, defeated, pensive. The bravery you displayed in the CICU […]

December 22, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Frozen by Mali Warshofsky

Frozen by Mali Warshofsky

Drape me winter In your icy arms Breathe into my sinew Your vapor, biting cold Chill within me Fear, anguish Grief, and Freeze The illusion of contentment The delusion; simplicity Cover me with icy pellets Hide the oozing wounds, With northern blast Cool the torment That still lingers And the terror That plagues my dreams […]

November 2, 2015 | By | 7 Replies More
On the Park Bench by Mali Warshofsky

On the Park Bench by Mali Warshofsky

Tree branches tremble in fear as Breaths of first frost swirl Beneath menacing clouds Drifting leaves gather Around his worn white sneakers Motionless he sits Swallowed by a green Paint-chipped park bench Chill grips his toes And creeps upwards to his knees His well pressed chinos neatly tucked under A jacket that offers little shelter […]

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