VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. Keith

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rick Christiansen

Tinder Anachronism I imagine Herman Hesse and Anaïs Nin Both swiping right They would meet in a small Paris coffee bar Anaïs would flick the whip cream from her cup Using just the tip of her tongue as punctuation Herman would watch her carefully And finger the Nobel he wears as a cravat Clearing hisContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rick Christiansen”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bhoj Kumar Dhamala

Conviction  High morale, boosted status, and superb  Style of living makes one feel your better – Off guise and you are in seventh heaven  Just a delusion, you are out of it unless  You realize who you are the surrounding  Goes on after you for what you cannot  Afford to offer the poor creature livingContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bhoj Kumar Dhamala”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Christian Garduno

Saint Jerome’s Blues It’s travelling to my heartand the diagnosis, it doesn’t look goodIt’s melting into my veinsand the prognosis, it doesn’t look good I crawled my way to Saint Jeromehe gave me a carafe of red and sent me stumbling homeAnd the next time I see Saint JeromeI’m going to crack his heart ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Christian Garduno”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford

“Barracuda”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ray Ziemer

Betrayal Another clattering army Crawls the desert Under towering plumes of dust; Another round of artillery fire Shakes the earth, Pounding mud houses Back into the salted earth they sprouted from Smudging a sickly shimmering sky From one uncertain horizon to the other. These ragged families fleeing down the road, Same as all those otherContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ray Ziemer”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Andrew Darlington

The Black Venusian Scrotum-Worm Beyond the plague damned world… (1) He awakes. Something is knocking at the sky, trying to get in. She lies beside him. She hears nothing other than his breath, his heartbeat, the warm pulse of blood in his veins. He rises with a curious sense of unease. An endless golden day.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Andrew Darlington”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Leah Mueller

Pandemic Neoliberals Tacoma, before everything went to hell: eating fresh salmon and drinking martinis against a sunset backdrop of Puget Sound moments before the car crashed into a utility pole at ninety miles per hour and nobody survived the accident. Tow away the wreckage, no one wants to see it. Take off your facemask, orderContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Leah Mueller”