Reconstructed Newsreels


Reconstructed Newsreels


Your progression of thoughts,


like old movie reels played.

A shabby, cramped newsstand,

next to a hosting train station.

Newspapers delivering reports,

using wrecked grammar,

as quickly as flood waters rise.

Not dispatching

the past or the future,

but only what hums right now.


A collective desolation,

strange, yet familiar.

You know in your head

the sweet arms of happiness,

or the sparkling beauty

of dew encrusted grass,

as your fellow man intended.


Tragedies proclaimed,

about others who struggle

no less than you.


Hold your familiars close,

and grow them 

in greater numbers,

and know

that you

can change

each day’s headlines

if you stand

side by side

with all the others

Whose warm hearts 

 do not register controversy.



Linda Imbler


 Linda Imbler is an internationally published poet, an avid reader, classical guitar player, and a practitioner of both Yoga and Tai Chi.  In, addition, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars.  She lives in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A. where she enjoys her 200-gallon saltwater reef tank wherein resides her 24 year old yellow tang.  Linda’s poetry collections include eight published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep First Edition, Big Questions, Little Sleep Second Edition; Lost and Found; Red Is The Sunrise; Bus Lights; Travel Sight; Spica’s Frequency; Doubt and Truth; and A Mad Dance.  Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song; Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry; That Fifth Element; and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at  Linda has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and six Best Of The Nets.  

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