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: 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: Beau Blue

A Public Apology Well, it finally happened .. I went too far .. and now I have to apologize .. I should never have uttered the slur that all my Repuglican friends are so upset about .. and I am sorry .. please forgive me. When I uttered the slur: “Trump has the ethics ofContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Beau Blue”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laszlo Aranyi

Circle (translated by Gabor Gyukics)  The furry duck’s crawling on his plate is withered-blue,       satiated, and later had intercourse  with his own daughter.        A villain with a sublime face hangs on the doorknob,       Jesus is taken away by a hoofed cop.                       On a leash, in handcuffs. Sticky cumContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laszlo Aranyi”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Cord Moreski

True Believer  for Alicia Purpura It’s quite an honor  catching you in the act ducking out  of another crowded party  in the wee hours of the morning  road soda in one hand  handlebar in the other  riding gracefully  down the sidewalk  singing, “East Coast! Fuck You!”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberuis Galloway

A Lost Thought Feel like I’m splittin’ realities Maybe I’m losin’ my faculties All these thoughts insidah me At first it excited me Then it frightened me Lungs tighten insidah me Is the knowledge a parta me? Or is it invading me? The truth is all I can see But all I want is toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberuis Galloway”

CONSIDER THIS, APRIL CRUELTY BEGINS

with our first release… Roz Washington returns with a new collection of poetry ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, picking up where SUNLIFE left off. New destinations, new encounters both real and imaginary, varying phases of contemplation and a journey into a Bradbury-esque cosmos engineered by Jules Vernes. Take a walk on the wildside where even the mostContinue reading “CONSIDER THIS, APRIL CRUELTY BEGINS”

APRIL CRUELTY IS COMING

That’s right, National Poetry Month is on the horizon and April is cruel, poet and publishers punishing each other and themselves alike… First on the agenda…Editor in Chief Mike Zone will be attending St. Augustine PoetFest (brainchild of Chris Bodor)…taking part in a discussion panel regarding Poets and Change (essentially poetry and politics), then there’sContinue reading “APRIL CRUELTY IS COMING”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Doyle

Vladimir I knew the curry house was closed.  Smoke punished its own sky, lashed it like a schoolboy’s hide in 1950. I’d known how neglected it felt, how planets never really forgave it, blocking their view of God. The closet heterosexual was near the door juggling in advance for his new circus act,  the millennialsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Doyle”