Bindweed on hiatus

Apologies, dear readers and contributors! We are having to take a short hiatus due to having a newborn baby and a forthcoming house move at the start of October. Sometimes life gets in the way of publishing pursuits.

If you have work due to be published in September for Issue 6 on the homepage, it will be delayed until October onwards.

If you have submitted work for consideration in Issue 7, we’ll be in touch.

Submissions for Issue 7 onwards are currently closed.

We’ll be back in due course – keep stopping by!

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Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert 

Bindweed Editors

Lynette G. Esposito – 1 poem 

The Widow

 

Sheryl slipped out of bed at 11 pm,

donned her five-year old pink robe,

 headed to the kitchen.

 She pulled the last piece of wedding cake

from the freezer; sat at the table.

At midnight,

she took a bite; felt his ghostly fingers lift her fork.



 

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Lynette G. Esposito lives with her husband, Attilio, in Southern, NJ.  She is an animal rights advocate

and is allowed to take care of her five cats when they are in the mood.

 

Milton P. Ehrlich – 1 poem 

A BUTTERFLY WITH HELICOPTER WINGS

 

She landed in my life in a veiled reverie

with the blood of betrayal etched in her bones.

It was more than she could bare.

 

A casualty of a failed romance,

she hovered overhead in suspended animation.

She couldn’t say yes, and couldn’t say go.

 

I absorbed her hurt like a poultice

soaking up an accidental spill.

I stemmed the flow of blood

and nursed a festering wound

with the warm milk of adoration.

 

I delivered in rain sleet and snow,

with an embrace of infinite kisses

that will last beyond the realm of time.

 

There was no precipice too high

to climb, no sea too dank and dark

to explore, to show how much I cared.

 

Hibiscus nectar seeped out of her skin.

Her flame of aliveness will keep dancing

like a Dervish until our galaxy implodes.

 

Her touch spoke of a love

that eluded the quagmire

of her mind.

 

I loved her more than she will ever know.

I regret not having been more fun.

 

 

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Milton P. Ehrlich, Ph.D is an 85 year-old psychologist. A Korean War veteran, he has  published numerous poems in periodicals such as “Bombay Review,”  “Descant,” “Wisconsin Review,” “Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow,” “Toronto Quarterly Review,” “Off The Coast,” “Christian Science Monitor,” “Huffington Post,” and the “New York Times.”