VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Cynthia Scott

Cindy Poems Lighting fickles and cool downpours of silken whereabouts  sliding doors to countless encounters of flesh pounded into love wet degraded unearth triangular flies  and hopped-up bunnies looking for ragweed time capsules Where is fairyland  ? Sodden nightmares that quake with resistance unilateral timekeepers await further instructions helium balloons full of piss and cumContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Cynthia Scott”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. Bremmer

The styptic pencil of the mind having written, in blood, moves on, becomes a hand, opens wide, slaps the mind in its face, then squeezes tightly into a fist of mystery. You try to unclench it and reveal its wonders. But it won’t be unclenched, so you wander in search of fulfillment or doughnuts, whicheverContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. Bremmer”

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”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris

Drinking with a Talking Booger The little green man climbed out of the can and said, “You are a dumb drunk motherfucker  if you can see me,” I shrugged and laughed, “Do you think you can escape by drinking horse piss?” I nodded and chugged a can, “You’re a sack of shit with  no guts,”Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

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VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish

Bad Friends I flip open my zippo lighter…flick …flick… The orange flame lights my Kent cigarette; the smell of tobacco fills the air. I grab a church key and open a bottle of beer. I’m drowning my sorrows with booze; it soothes my parched throat. Half buzzed; I take a stroll to MY community center.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

Revelations Reflections Resurrection

Our final release for National Poetry Month… From the author of IMMORTAL DREAMS and PSLAMS OF LAST DAYS featuring a cover and interior by DFP’s very own art director Dillinger. Milenko Županovic’s work can be a lot to take in with an unflinching view of the world derived from esoteric mystical texts of both an OldContinue reading “Revelations Reflections Resurrection”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer

WHO’S ON TOP? Flip a coin to determine who’s on top Endlessly we bicker it never stops Lazy man I am indeed You mount your faithful stead We both enjoy inhibitions we drop MY FINGERS MANIPULATE        I carefully caress long golden thigh My fingers manipulate a deep sigh Ever so gently she moans  Her pleasureContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

Any Given Day