VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Nathan Graziano

Manson’s Child When I was in the tenth grade, splattered  with acne, I decided that I’d had enough of Catholicism and its steady stab of guilt. The next logical step was to devote myself to Lord Satan and master black magic. So I borrowed a book from the library on Aleister Crowley, hoping to learn Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Nathan Graziano”

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: 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”

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VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker

Two Things My Cat Does  1.Henry loves being let outInto the hall of the apartment houseto collapse and roll over the carpet. He looks up; I stoopTo fingeringHenry’s stomach.  Each time. 2.Whenever Henry cleans, a legShoots up to wave like the arm Of a boy in grammar schoolSilently mouthing the words “Call on me, teacher!IContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”