WHO’S ON TOP? Flip a coin to determine who’s on top Endlessly we bicker it never stops Lazy man I am indeed You mount your faithful stead We both enjoy inhibitions we drop MY FINGERS MANIPULATE        I carefully caress long golden thigh My fingers manipulate a deep sigh Ever so gently she moans  Her pleasureContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberuis Galloway

A Lost Thought Feel like I’m splittin’ realities Maybe I’m losin’ my faculties All these thoughts insidah me At first it excited me Then it frightened me Lungs tighten insidah me Is the knowledge a parta me? Or is it invading me? The truth is all I can see But all I want is toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberuis Galloway”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: M.A. Blickley & Zoe Anastassiou

Mother’s Milk My lips tremble as if I am about to cry. Please let your mother’s milk steel me against the animal I become when my brain confuses intellectual arousal with physical pleasure.  Why do I nurse wounds that flow from the expectations of others?  Sometimes it feels like I’m the suckling of a TinContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: M.A. Blickley & Zoe Anastassiou”

St. Augustine POETFEST

St. Augustine, FL – This year for National Poetry Month (April) Ancient City Poets have partnered with the English Department of Flagler College and the St. Johns Cultural Council to present a day-long celebration of creative writing and reciting on Saturday April 9th, the day after the Henry Rollins spoken word tour stop at theContinue reading “St. Augustine POETFEST”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche

My Grandmother Was An Alchemist. My grandmother. It was in late August, and the early 50s now, when I last visited her in that old cool smoky hut from whence, we were all bred. This visit was after I noticed that her sorrows had become like the early morning rains drizzling, that kind which leavesContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberius Galloway



VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker

Techniques Used In Therapy Now that he no longer goes To therapists, Kenneth  Has counted up and found  His totaled thirteen. Of these, five had – after he was hooked, Or nearly so – asked him a question Which, when first he heard it, surprised:  “What are you getting from your misery?” It took himContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”


Usually you’d be seeing a VOICES FROM THE FIRE post about this time of day…. Surprisingly though CHILDHOOD’S END: TWILIGHT OF THE SUPERHUMANS & WAITING FOR LUCY dropped today… The year end anthology from Dumpster Fire Press…CHILDHOOD’S END encompassing two concepts..TWILIGHT OF THE SUPERHEROES an homage to superheroes as well as a tribute to heroismContinue reading “LAST WORD OF 2021…”