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Toxic Shades

by: Lola Dune An offering of poetry that cuts straight to the core…. If I was stripped bare. Each mosaic veined layer peeled away, I’m…



by: Diana Thompson Hurtling through the underground as we peer inside our soul… Caged in a gritty city We arrive to fulfill unknown dreams. Seduced…


The Problem with Goodbyes

by: Heather Fawn Coming to terms with goodbyes, in a world that often rips and tears relentlessly….. You know I am broken, Like he said…


First Manassas

by: Shiloh Whately Brothers in arms, brothers in death, as one of the first battles of the Civil War unfolds… Slide your hand, into mine….



by: Heather Fawn A poem befitting of the season that is at long last upon us….. You break my heart and then restore it with…


The Year of Walter Ting

by: Michael Bradford Across the Holidays continues as we meet a pair of young twins preparing for the arrival of an observant little Elf ……

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A Soldier’s Goodbye

by: Melanie McConathy Across the Margin is proud to present Melanie’s second contribution to the site, ‘A Soldier’s Goodbye.’ When I leave, I will leave…


Across the Seasons — Winter

Photograph by: Christopher Prosser and Shaun Schroth  / Words by: Genevieve Palmieri Across the Margin, in coordination with Washington D.C. photographers Christopher Prosser and Shaun…

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Woman Wild

by: Melanie McConathy A beautiful poetic guest contribution…… I am so much stronger than your shallow eyes can see and my soul has gone much…


An Accidental Poetess

by: Genevieve Palmieri For a long time, I was afraid of poetry. It seemed to be saddled with a stigma of antiquity and structure.   A…