VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo

WET MY GULLET come hither you delicious tykeallow me to bathe in your beautywash over tongue and jawwith fragility so sweet white heated cankers throband dissolve with each swallowone bubble haughtier than the lastcrowded laughter chimes truth the roots of your beginningchristened and blessed inholy waters as throngs of revelersbelch into the face of theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo”

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: Dan Holt

Engineers (On Our Coffee Break) We used to go down by the tracks to throw stones at the trains as they went by There was something satisfying In the clang of a rock bouncing off a tanker Sometimes we would sit on the steps of an old caboose and pretend we were engineers on ourContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Richard Modiano

Poem for Danny Baker The world of real life, the raw urgency of the moment— the taste of black coffee, of charred red meat, the recoil of the Glock in your hand, the poem that forms in your brain— waits for us beneath history, its mysteries passed down through generations in the currency of momentsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Richard Modiano”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jack Henry

insurrection  i watch television  interviews with bandits  bent on destroying the last  vestige of democracy under  the guise of saving democracy  saving amerika, make amerika  great again  i watch neighbors, brothers,  sisters, people from the grocery  stores and pharmacy, from  diners on Main Street,  gas stations and repair shops,   from high white  towers of corporateContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jack Henry”