VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberius Galloway

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lacy

Death of the Circus Ladies and gents Welcome to the show We open the day ahead great But don’t look behind you… As I’m closing the gates Introducing a monster with nowhere to be Standing defeated at At 6 foot 3 filled with leveled pain I’m getting repaid every rainy day I hide in EveryContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lacy”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

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VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anushna Biswas

THE WITNESS I am the Peepul tree For decades I have provided shelter to people in rain or shine I am the witness of dynamics of the society Seen people from being a child to getting crippled by age I am the witness from growth to death Witness to beautiful morphing to decay  I amContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anushna Biswas”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Giulio Magrini

FOR AUNT GLORIA AND THE UNFAMOUS Her life not measured in canvas masterpiece Celebrity media intimates Politico assurances before a poll The flags were not raised Or lowered to regard her There was no need for urgency To respond to 911 for help On Locust Street She was the wobbling walk Of drunken red hairContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Giulio Magrini”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Giulio Magrini

LITTLE SISTER I remember the feel of your candy cane jammies and the lights of joy exploding from your face; the long brown hair was the color of dirt where anything can grow, particularly my heart. It cascaded in confused curls around your shoulders, and like all kids you paid attention to none of it.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Giulio Magrini”

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”

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”