Screams In the valley of darkness screams of demons trapped in a cave the way of hell covered with ashes. Shadow The hidden tears of angels in the hearts of the faithful on the hill of Golgotha covered with the shadow of the cross.
Showers & Rain I’d like to see you in showers, shadows, memories, final hours that end this rain. Daisies reveal your simple secrets, yellow perverted pleasures, complicated, often unseen mysteries like COVID-19 virus. Forget your sins & dance with me. All petals at some point fall in season come to despair same as a desperateContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”
Ode to Matty’s Prescription Glasses (for Matty) I’m sure they’re yours Plastic, wire stems curve around Your pink ears Found them lying next to a ConAir hairbrush, Antibacterial body wash, A tube of Colgate written in German LubridermContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison”
It’s nearly summer damn it and you know what that calls for? A new summer anthology from Dumpster Fire Press… First we presented you with DEATH BY PUNK and writers and artists from all over created some real magic in that grand homage to punk and DIY culture. Almost to the point , I wantedContinue reading “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS”
“by yourself, never left alone”
Star-Crossed I never thought I’d be in my 30’s, throwing rocks at a woman’s second-story bedroom window. First night out the pen in two years, and they were going to lock me back up for vandalism. It sucks when your girlfriend gets kicked out of her apartment and has to move back in with herContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Ragan”
Juice Box Girl (After Midnight Moments) I’m a juice box girl, squeeze me, play me like an accordion, box-shaped, but gagged edges. Breathe me inside out, I’m nude, fruity, fractured, strawberry melon, nightshade wine. Chicago, 3:00 a.m. somewhere stranded someone’s balcony memories undefined, you will find me there stretched naked, doing the Electric Slide, taking morningContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”
Dumpster Fire Press is proud to announce the first release for National Poetry Month… VOICES FROM THE FIRE volume 1…. Spotlighting voices heard, seldom heard or never heard at all. First featured on the VOICES FROM THE FIRE series , we’ve got poets , writers and artist spanning from here, there and everywhere in-between… of courseContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE #1”