Weavers Words

A Sign

“Hate Has No Home Here” in my brain?

Perhaps it does. Let me explain:

Do I love a Trump supporter?

Can I adore a fenced-in border?

When I’m insulted, I don’t linger:

I gently raise my middle finger.

As you can tell from these few vents

“Hate Has No Home Here,” but it rents.

— Bill Dingfelder


Rain raps hard against the concrete

The bitter beat 

The dimly lit street

Philadelphia December

I’d almost forgotten you

— Robert Calandra


Pain in my index finger

Sorry, you will need a specialist

I am a thumb doctor

— Connie Swartzman

Editor’s Note: Connie Swartzman is co-founder of West Mt. Airy’s Poetry Aloud and Alive, a neighborhood poetry gathering based at Big Blue Marble bookstore.

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  1. Poems must be written by you and can contain no more than eight lines.
  2. The Shuttle editor has the final say as to whether a poem is suitable for publication.
  3. The number of poems in an issue is determined by the amount of space available.
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  6. Preference for publishing will be given to those whose work has yet to appear in the paper.

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