The Velocity of the Hourglass

by Kelley Gusich

Aron Visuals

In seventh grade I was thirteen, I think, which I’ll be the first to admit was a HORRIBLE year. I had big silver braces and a short curly perm, and shit came out of my mouth that was, quite literally, shit. I…


by Kelley Gusich

https://unsplash.com/photos/r9T0LZv8xWQ

i don’t remember this

game being so hard

before

but then i suppose

i didn’t have you playing with me-

a game of skill

you say it is but what if you

just let the

counting and the

hopping

and the

throwing

come naturally??

your rock can…


by Kelley Gusich

family in sunset by Pexels

It’s the late 1990’s and I am a young, divorced English teacher with Multiple Sclerosis. Those factors do not define me, but they’re pertinent to the upcoming story, the one where I’m 30 years old and ready to have a baby. At this point in my life…


Poetry Contest: Summer Songs

Johanes Plenio brown boat near dock

Part 1

I look out into the horizon
of your indifference.
A vast outstretching of perpetual sunsets,
the blaze extinguished again and
again.
I try to catch your heat, to find it, to meld it
with my own.
My fleeting successes like capturing a match flame
with my fingers. …


Johanes Plenio brown boat near dock

Where Can I Get Me Somea This?

by Kelley Gusich

Here is a message I got on Facebook, from a former student:

>>Hey! You probably don’t remember me — this is definitely a little out of the blue.
I was just working on a story when the B-52’s started playing. I…


by Kelley Kay(e) Bowles

[photo by Koshevay on Pexels]

My father was one of those autodidactic learners — interested in school just for the sake of it. I think his final total for college credit was 325? But no degree. He just liked learning new stuff. When he was preparing…


Poetry…right?!?!

By Kelley

Since I don’t subscribe to any newspapers, my friend was kind enough to send me this from Andrea Gabor. it’s long, but my post is at the end!

[Amanda Gorman Showed Why Schools Should Teach Poetry Again — Bloomberg](https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-23/amanda-gorman-showed-why-schools-should-teach-poetry-again)

Amanda Gorman Showed Why Schools Should Teach Poetry


Poetry…right?!?!

By Kelley (photo by Kelley, too)

Since I don’t subscribe to any newspapers, my friend was kind enough to send me this: it’s long, but my post is at the end.

[Amanda Gorman Showed Why Schools Should Teach Poetry Again — Bloomberg](https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-23/amanda-gorman-showed-why-schools-should-teach-poetry-again)

Politics & Policy

Amanda Gorman Showed Why…


by Kelley

Saturday morning I came downstairs, early, to find my oldest son on the couch watching Man of Steel.

Again.

MoS is one of those flicks in the cupboard under our tv that gets pulled out and re-watched frequently, like Zootopia or Big Hero 6. The Incredibles, too —…


photo: training SEER

Kelley’s Konundrum: The Skin We Wear

I grew up in Western Colorado in the 70s and 80s. All summer I went to the pool at Tiara Rado; I got swim-suited and oiled up every day, and proceeded to DESTROY MY SKIN. I get the heebs thinking about it now, and…

Kelley Kay(e) Bowles

Writer: Cozies @RAPublishing, YA Paranormal @AioniosBooks, Narrative Nonfiction. ❤️s my family, books, writing! www.Kelley Kay Bowles.com📚@kelkay1202

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