VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Morley Cacoethes

Pebbles of Desolation X Beechnut gum from my tobacco pouch dusts these pitiful pulp magazines. Ol’ Morley  waiting south to read, viewing southward,  the papers and pencils and the heights  wilt able in one day. My poor endeavoring  human desk at which I sit so often during  the day. I wave to all those snowyContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Morley Cacoethes”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

Piano Recital

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson

Frogs “Grow grass, stone frogs,” written on bathroom walls. Hippie beads, oodles colorful acid pills in dresser draws, no clothes, kaleidoscope condoms,  ostentatious sex. No Bibles or Sundays that anyone remembers. Rochdale College, Toronto, Ontario 1972, freedom school, free education. Makes no sense, when you’re high on a song “American Woman” blasting  eardrums and policeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Nancy E. Campos

SUICIDE  You say it’s the easy way out  Shut your mouth, you have no idea what my pain is about  The feeling of being out of control  How every thought digs a darker hole  Thoughts you can’t escape you can’t erase  The anxiety makes you sweat and your heart starts to race  I have nowhereContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Nancy E. Campos”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

Old Man, New Books The Old Man I visited in a ‘care’ home loved to read, but not he said, new books.He didn’t speak too well and I don’t hear too great so, i got a grip of the wrong end of the stick.Perhaps it was the new style, or un familiar authors that heContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jon Bennett

He Just Took It  At around 25 yrs old I called Dad  and yelled at him out for an hour  I don’t know what I said  all I remember is  he didn’t protest  he just took it  I think most of the internet   is like that  a younger generation  screaming  Sometimes I might   have aContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jon Bennett”

EYE SCREAMS

RQF! DFP! Dumpster Fire Press is proud to present our first August release Ryan’s Quinn Flanagan’s latest poetry collection EYE FLUSHER A new RQF collection! Dumpster Fire Press! That’s all you need to know! Powerhouse poet Ryan Quinn Flanagan like a machete wielding cross between Bukowski and BB King does not bow down before theContinue reading “EYE SCREAMS”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

Manequincide

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Joseph Farley

Better Lies Tomorrow I will tell better lies, ones that are fit to wrap around the truth. You can’t serve up just the facts. That would be too cold. No, you must warm it up, add spice, distort it, so not even you can recognize exactly what you are talking about. Practice Every day IContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Joseph Farley”