VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Joshua Martin

Slipping through the briefcase abruptly  Hunger pain of cruel side swiped dilemma rotten tooth & all, trees blown from mountainside where goats lay w/ shepherds who point their crusted fingernails at mailmen on acid washed jeans of environmentally unsound corporate nightmares, industrious, floundering, cooler than a kumquat & just as incomplete, whereas (& this beginsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Joshua Martin”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Howie Good

Excreta My mother went into the hospital for heart surgery and never came out. Afterwards, my father tried to kill himself three times. The last time the lights in the house went “Pop!” I was about to turn nine. I remember because I had just won an award at school for most improved speller. You’reContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Howie Good”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Marc Olmsted

VACCINE Inoculate hungerInject educationUnplug Virus X tweeting!Mask socialism calling it“free health care”Drain oil abscessfrom gasoline planet’s armSocial distance the copsclubs & guns sheathedin weeping empathy –Police dog’s head of angernow stretched outon massive paws big sigh asleep

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Lori A. Minor

wellness class my water bottle hides the vodka Mind Eraser she hides my drink until I’m sober golf major he skips a round just to fuck me hot girl summer covered in sweat from Gaga’s new hit

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Christian Garduno

Chili in Heaven God was busy doing a myriad of things,as God normally is,but on this particular day,God was making his trademark “white boy chili”and was especially distracted-& you know what?He sneezed from the powder, for one split second,and he actually created the same snowflake twiceHe looked at it-looked at it again and saidI knowContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Christian Garduno”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alex Z. Salinas

Hispanic sonnet, or The burbs Back then, I was insane. At a New Year’s party Smoked a Cuban cigar with a retired elevator Mechanic who not a year later slashed his throat In his backyard. His wife worked for the  Chicago Blackhawks, flashed a championship  Ring the size of a humble penthouse. Their  Porchlights fromContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alex Z. Salinas”

Dreams into Days

From IMMORTAL DREAMS Milenko Županovic’ takes us into PSALMS OF LAST DAYS…. staring down the Apocalypse while facing demons and ghosts and a crisis faith through the ages and beyond. The Poet continues to tread through the mystic territory of prophecy, despair and redemption. Does he find it? Will you find it? Were you evenContinue reading “Dreams into Days”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose

For Jane, it was gulls High tide hyperbole, skin art and a barrel of fish without scales, tossed by the strength of the hurricane. Corralled in her current calamity, between land and the vertical, she clamors to crawl through the tundra. For Jane, it was gulls.  In particular, those with that herringbone pattern, and herContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Emalisa Rose”