VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Provost

The Duluoz Legend –the stories are all good lonesome traveler. Suicide by alcohol. Integrity achieved by fighting it out with A sad & brutal landscape. Sure, Jacky boy… Living life on your limitless terms Came and went in a 47-year-old gust of tears. The “jewel center” you fought so hard to define… Ended up asContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Provost”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

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: John Stickney

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alan Catlin

On the Road They drove the car as if they hadn’t boosted it from the driveway of some  mansion they’d knocked over, drove as if the trunk wasn’t full of top shelf stuff they could pawn for pennies on someone else’s dollars, as if there weren’t designer bags stuffed with watches, earrings, necklaces, jewelry, noContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alan Catlin”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kushal Poddar

The Roadkill You already have arisen to the steady sobbing. “Do you think her son is still locked inside?” I step out. Night has left its sanguine plumes on our staircase; its predator moans in the darkness; spring mates in the pollen ridden milieu with humid heat. No snivelling I hear.  Your hands have theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kushal Poddar”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Sushant Thapa

An Artist He wrote so playfully; Living every breath. Renouncing the bane behind; He displayed all he can. All he cared about deep inside. He dared to muddle the meaning For his own art; The art which also belonged to others. He is an artist of clumsy walks; A first step of a long run.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Sushant Thapa”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Grover

The Last Poem Of 2020  It’s the final hour of twenty-twenty & I don’t think Poets are gonna save us Most of them last seen bragging on facebook About winning a fixed fight Afraid to look at the corruption In their own ranks Pyramid goes up to nowhere But it sells big dreams But IContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Grover”