Sunday 5 May 2024

1 Poem by LindaAnn LoSchiavo

Subway Panhandlers

Can panhandlers decode expressions,
My dishonest ache, aware that
Gaps between what five dollars
Buys are something more than
Not enough? The poor
Ride a thin rail
On subways,
Cruel last


Native New Yorker and Elgin Award winner LindaAnn LoSchiavo (she/her) is a four time nominee for The Pushcart Prize. Her writing has also been nominated for Best of the Net, Balcones Poetry Prize, Quill and Ink, Firecracker Award, an Ippy, the Rhysling Award, and Dwarf Stars. Her poetry placed as a finalist in Thirty West Publishing's "Fresh Start Contest" and in the 8th annual Stephen DiBiase contest. She is a member of the British Fantasy Society, HWA, SFPA, and The Dramatists Guild. Current books: "Messengers of the Macabre: Hallowe'en Poems" and "Vampire Ventures." Forthcoming: "Apprenticed to the Night" (UniVerse Press, 2024,) "Cancer Courts My Mother" (Penumbra, 2024) and "Always Haunted: Hallowe'en Poems" (Wild Ink Publishing, 2024).

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