Dale Wisely, Editor
Laura M. Kaminski, Assoc. Ed.
F. John Sharp, Fiction
F. J. Bergmann, Copy
Here, a marsh wears raw shrew-hair,
a wren wears rain as a whisper,
a swamp is where a wasp whimpers.
We swap names in a map.
Rename: "New Haremshire."
Here, praise means "warm semen;"
hare means "wise;"
pen means "rapier;"
war means "swipe."
"Where" is a map's whim.
New Hampshire means "pier, wiener"
as Maine means "whir, peas."
See, we are pawns in a sham empire.
*This invented form utilizes only the letters in the title for the entire poem. No single word may use any letter in a frequency greater than it is used in the title.