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The City Breathes

The city breathes its hot breath
In and out of choked lungs
With life blood pushing through
Clogged arteries, falling into dust

Yet wonder and vibrant life
Move through its buildings and streets
Along the wind, coarse with broken leaves
Drip atop scarce raindrops, almost muddy with dust

The heart of the city beats
Among its denizens, those half broken souls
Pass beside the towers of debt
Populating its skyline

Open Call for Short Stories and Poems

I am calling on all writers to submit their science fiction and fantasy short stories and poems for publication on thelandline.com. If this interests you, go to the link below and carefully read the submission guidelines. Then, send me an e-mail with your submission to jim@thelandline.com. I look forward to reading your stories and poems and adding them to the The Land Line.

The Land Line

The Brush of Your Hand…

The brush of your hand across my shoulder
Sends fire into my cheeks, burning away
My confidence, waning as the sun over the horizon.
I would chase you until morning
Dazzled as the night brightens your strawberry hair
Undone by the moonlight framing hazel eyes that
Always smile against a masterpiece rendered
In countenance, sublime in its glowing reflection.

Let my love rest beside your form, holding
Tightly your features till dawn snatches
You from my grasp, and memory dreams
Along the snarling contours of day.
I await the night and the fragrance preceding your touch.

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“To Scratch the Surface of Beauty” Available Now!

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A short collection of poems from this blog is now available for purchase in paperback on CreateSpace and on Kindle. If you’d like more information or would like to purchase a copy, just click on the “Shop” page in the menu to the left. You’ll find the information and links you need to make your purchase. I appreciate the support you’ve given me these last few months. I will continue to post new poems and fiction in the the coming days.

Peace of Christ,

Jim

Light Years: an Online Novel

Chapter one of my Online novel, Light Years, has been posted. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to any feedback you’d like to offer. Click the link below to access it. I hope your day is a great one!

Peace of Christ,

Jim Land

http://www.thelandlineproductions.wordpress.com

Coming Soon to a Blog near you!

Since thelandlineblog.wordpress.com has become focused primarily on poetry, I have created a fiction blog. I’m experimenting with the idea of publishing a novel on this new blog, one chapter at a time, over the next six months. I’ll let you know when my first chapter is up, though it may take a few days. I will continue to post 3-4 poems a week on this site. I hope you check out the new blog when I begin posting. Thank you for supporting thelandlineblog.wordpress.com.

Here’s the new blog address:

http://www.thelandlineproductions.wordpress.com