VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Fleming

WORLD ON FIRE: PROPAGANDIE

You can’t really top the title of DFP’s summer 2022 with a clever headline…the world is literally on fire and it’s all been engineered through propaganda leading to various dying species and a dying planet…yay but we’ve created some grand visions and spun a few words here to chronicle it all… WORLD ON FIRE: PROPAGANDIE!Continue reading “WORLD ON FIRE: PROPAGANDIE”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Reece Beckett

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman

One Man’s Trash As I emptied the trash, a trove of glasses slipped into the garbage bag’s gaping mouth.  “Hey,” I asked my wife, “have you thrown out my old glasses”?  “They were just sitting in a heap,” she said. “Some of them must have been decades old.” It was true, I had left themContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose

The pipedream of permanence These rocks wear our names in a pipedream of permanence. Yet somewhere we’ve buried our cabernet moon, our clinking of glasses, rhyme over reason. The sun steals our shadow. I sent you two poems, penned in the frenzy of midnight and madness; our signatures linked in the marquise’s italics. Turnaround/turnaround. TheContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish

Bad Friends I flip open my zippo lighter…flick …flick… The orange flame lights my Kent cigarette; the smell of tobacco fills the air. I grab a church key and open a bottle of beer. I’m drowning my sorrows with booze; it soothes my parched throat. Half buzzed; I take a stroll to MY community center.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

Any Given Day

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laszlo Aranyi

Circle (translated by Gabor Gyukics)  The furry duck’s crawling on his plate is withered-blue,       satiated, and later had intercourse  with his own daughter.        A villain with a sublime face hangs on the doorknob,       Jesus is taken away by a hoofed cop.                       On a leash, in handcuffs. Sticky cumContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laszlo Aranyi”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lacy

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:David O’Nan

Crossing Your Legs at the Church in Wasson A night of pistols shot throughout the town. Can’t you hear? Can you hear them?  People falling to the ground, without homes. “Diseases, they’re out there?” No, Just keep listening to your preacher Jars full of money.  Tips to the lord.  Tips to the bank accounts ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:David O’Nan”