Volume One, Issue 8—Edited by Ezzy G. Languzzi

Mypoem Mermaids made it published here!


I tend to lean toward material that addresses social justice and issues of identity and culture. When asked by Julia during one of our class sessions if I thought I’d lean toward those more serious themes I said that I probably would. But then there were a handful of poems that stirred a childlike wonder in me. Perhaps knowing I’d be returning to my middle school students influenced my final selections. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I can’t wait to share them with my students.

Poems appear in alphabetical order by author’s last name. 

The Death of the Horse by Beth Cato

Dead Horse Remixt Issue One

in the girl’s eyes
the horse is like a chameleon
his hide a rainbow
that bends light and renders him invisible
to most everyone else

cars drive through him
people walk on by
yet when the horse gallivants about
the big oak tree
birds scatter affright

he kneels…

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