VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford

“by yourself, never left alone”

APRIL WAS CRUEL…

National Poetry Month draws to a close, it was brutal to say the least but most of it self-inflicted for some odd reason… Dumpster Fire Press made an event out of it, releasing five titles going hard with daily entries for VOICES FROM THE FIRE and while it drew me away from my own creativeContinue reading “APRIL WAS CRUEL…”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Andreas Fleps

Causeway The path you were on rolled up its tongue like a faded red carpet and swallowed itself.  You opened your mouth to speak of it and your  voice fell out as silence, like a baby bird from its nest. You felt hope pass away inside you, but couldn’t find the corpse. Maybe the rumorsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Andreas Fleps”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Marc Olmsted

Busted Busted the zipper on my jeans, fatso  blue hair fading growing out grey-black  beard already snowy –  66 maybe 20 years left.  “We’re building a community  of health and wellness”  – the billboard promises –  while here comes Homeless Dirty Hands  with his label’d  Zombie Survival Kit bag Was the girl in the  faux snowContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Marc Olmsted”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson

I’m a Riverboat Boy, Poem on Halsted Street   As sure as church bells Sunday morning, ringing on Halsted and State Street, Chicago, these memories will be soon forgotten. I stumble in my life with these words like broken sentences. I hear and denounce myself in the distance, mumbling chatter off my lips. Fragments and chips.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”