CHECKPOINT US-2016 by Stefanie Bennett … And there’s rain On the rear-view Mirror One Heart-beat Away From here.
Raw by Oscar Smiles Back taters down by the dozen square ol amble hordes The ol -just go to heaven- mirage Let’s not….let’s not assume anything sir Kambuis….excommuni/katydids Hankering for some mudbug And it looks like your expecting Stethoscopic nightmare Sheets covered in blood Didn’t matter Convulsive throwsive Didn’t matter Matters of surrealitude Didn’t matter […]
CHERRY by Ken Williams Eighteen years old isn’t old enough. We aren’t old enough to make life and death decisions. Nor are we old enough to understand the mysterious ways of the unknowns of the universe. And how will I handle combat? Where will I find strength in the face of death? These thoughts rumble […]
The Cancer Port by Robert King It’s called a port, a harbor, haven, home, a city on the coast of my chest opened for a passage into my heart—which we say is where emotions live—and it’s embedded, slipped into a shallow nest of flesh, a bump, a lump under the skin on the right so […]
Every Moment by Pat A Physics Stammering into the microphone, the scarecrow mannequin version of you spits hay dribbling down like zebra stripes. The audience is a mechanical one. It gives you comfort to peer into their blue lit faces. Intensity can be bracketed with all your entries. Buttons are suggested, glass is tapped, and […]
THE WORST POET IN THE WORLD by Marc Carver Have you heard about the worst poet in the world He tells people to F off on stage. Goes to the mic drunk. Makes fun of people. turns up late or not at all. if you haven’t seen him I have to confess. He Is Me.
City Made of Centuries of Breath by Dan Raphael As though the air was glass or ice all but what i’m swimming through the dangerous step between media orientation before acceleration The less you weigh the easier to influence wind vs muscle, gravity vs enlightenment. if we could land on the sun, if turbined micro-wind […]
FOR A WEEK by John D Robinson My wife has gone away; it’s only been a matter of hours and I’m thinking about masturbating and smoking joints and swallowing codeine and the dog doesn’t want to know me; she lays by the front –door with wide watery eyes and a very heavy heart and it’s […]
DAVID IN LOVE by Ruth Z Deming He lay on the sofa in his briefs, watching his belly rise up and down. He’d hung up his blue cop uniform in the bedroom of his small apartment in Bristol, Pennsylvania, and felt the cool breeze filter in through the window. He took a small sip from […]
UNNAMED SPECIES by Matthew Phillips Half-awake, scratching red mosquito bites on the inside of my left ankle, swelling with aching water thoughts while dawn chases fang-like cold from incisor mountains— I feel like a bird-fish in his estuary dream; you fin from river to a pacific surf where ocean predators wait: the leopard shark or […]