Timely Ghazal
by Alison Stone

Things you can’t control—love, weather, grace, time. My favorite cliché is race against time. Like an undertow, her phone sucks my teen daughter into YouTube, Snapchat, FaceTime. Our elm’s branches brought the power lines down. In darkness, distortion of sound, space, time. Time may change me—Bowie’s cranked-up voice drifts from a passing car—but you can’t … Continue reading Timely Ghazal
by Alison Stone

Chill
by Alison Stone

Blood test. Doctor on the phone. The cold. Emily’s zero at the bone. That cold. The child forced to choose&emdash;which parent to become, which to betray. Two paths. One cold. My heart&emdash;eight ounces of muscle holding maiden eagerness. A mother’s grief. Crone cold. Community. Connection. Love. Still, at the end, private pain. Our own cold. … Continue reading Chill
by Alison Stone

Alison Stone

Alison Stone has published five poetry collections, including Ordinary Magic, (NYQ Books, 2016), Dangerous Enough (Presa Press 2014), and They Sing at Midnight, which won the 2003 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Barrow Street, Poet Lore, and many other journals and anthologies. She has been … Continue reading Alison Stone