The Ramingo’s Porch – “Rain and The Three Kids” a Poem By Sunil Sharma

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Rain And The Three Kids

Three kids,
Covered in raincoats,
backs bulging
plastic bottles in hands

stand on pavement, hands interlinked.

Waiting eagerly to cross
a screaming traffic that refuses to stop
for the tiny citizens.


Sunil Sharma is an academic, an author and a freelance journalist from the suburban Mumbai, India. He has published 19 books so far, some solo and joint. He edits Setu: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Eleventh Hour” & “This Savage God” Two Poems By Joan McNerney

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Eleventh Hour

Wrapped in darkness we can
no longer deceive ourselves.
Our smiling masks float away.
We snake here, there
from one side to another.
How many times do we rip off
blankets only to claw more on? Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Roasting By An Open Fire” A Short Story By Mike Fiorito

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Roasting by an Open Fire

Arriving tired and hungry to my mother-in-law’s house for Christmas, a wave of cinnamon scent fills my nostrils, as I swing the front door open. The scent is so thick I have to breathe out of my mouth so I don’t choke.

My eyes still red, I’m greeted by the two-foot-tall porcelain Santa statue positioned at the door entrance.

“Hello,” says Marian, my wife. “We’re here.”

We hear rustling from upstairs. “Be right down.”

Earlier that week, I had to plead with my son Tommy to come. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Blue Mountain Rupture” and Other Poems by Maggie Mackay

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Crematorium

We unfold from the car into the chapel,
my handbag once her favourite,
my brother, baffled without his mother to tease.
The eclipse dulled. Sunshine mocked
the lateness of a March afternoon, last service. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Router Error” and “Songbird” by Henry G. Stanton

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Router Error

If you run
one more patch cord from
the punch down block strung
through the concentrator
to the server
I will rip out that cord
and isolate your instability
wrap the nagging symptom around your meek neck and yank up
over your own Comm rack your kicking feet Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Five Finger Discount” by Catfish McDaris

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Five Finger Discount

Nasty Jack was a greaseball biker
from near the Mexican border, he
got his name from his Levis being
so stiff, he could stand them up in
the corner awaiting his reentrance Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – Six Poems By John Yamrus

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the thing

about
you and me

(she said)

the thing that
draws us
together Continua a leggere