A Reckoning of Sorts

Tried to be clever with this title but finished up a ten hour day as I type this and to be honest, after fighting Amazon over copyright issues and Lulu with formatting issues I didn’t want to write this but the second May release from Dumpster Fire Press deserves more than that… SOBER THOUGHTS FROMContinue reading “A Reckoning of Sorts”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tony Brewer

Morning Pages Every time I type your name it’s different like forms of snow that don’t matter while shoveling I can hear your punctuation written out how to breathe where to stop and start over and over A million notes without music typed too fast transposing letters & saying things wrong edited later toward strangeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tony Brewer”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Luis Berriozabal

The Lows  The lows are too low. The blues are too blue. These feet can’t go on. They get in my way. The wind does not blow. I march to no drum. This cold is too cold. It freezes my brain. I hope against hope. Without you I lose. This bitter lemon life is notContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Luis Berriozabal”

A Bloody Thank You

It’s fitting that I watched the film 1917 right before I released DFP’s third release for National Poetry Month… THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT by Bleeding Heart Poet Bleeding Heart Poet takes you to another time and place, drawing you into lives ravaged by war in a land where voices are seldom heard from or evenContinue reading “A Bloody Thank You”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Linnet Phoenix

Tinder It’s not often an autumn sunwith cool morning air rendersmy day glorious for a frisky gallop.As we set out, she asks,“how are you doing?”I sigh inside, trying to remember.“Have I told you I’m getting divorced?”She has heard the gossip spilt from bored lips She offers commiserations. Turns to me.“Now you are free to beContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Linnet Phoenix”