VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Amrita Valan

Digital Millenials When Push Comes to Shove Ants let loose To crawl from paper To screens. Digital millennials Thought Words Became manifest. A love fest An Arab Springs revival Not massacre at Tiananmen square. Not killing fields of Cambodia. Now we are doing Palestine On Instant coffee, addictive, And insubstantial. Israel is also real. See?Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Amrita Valan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ray Ziemer

Betrayal Another clattering army Crawls the desert Under towering plumes of dust; Another round of artillery fire Shakes the earth, Pounding mud houses Back into the salted earth they sprouted from Smudging a sickly shimmering sky From one uncertain horizon to the other. These ragged families fleeing down the road, Same as all those otherContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ray Ziemer”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber

Another Realm The roses erupt   and the clouds  burn above  and below.  Seeking refuge  from an ominous  gray mist attempting  to strangle thought.  Two hours in the  tavern cannot  diffuse the terror.  Too many blood-  red eyes reflecting  all sad truths.  Some clarity claws  through the cobwebs  saying that someone  spoke of a ‘center’  toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber”