VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lacy

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker

Bucolic Favorite names of men, for me, Are “Jeremy” and “Timothy.” I’ve a CD of birds in the wild On which clearly as clear can be One dude reiterates its name: “Jeremy Thatcher, Jeremy Thatcher,” Pauses briefly, then Double-states again. In my mind I see a former Female Prime Minister of Great Britain. Timothy?  Timothy’sContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Heath Brougher

Your God Your God is a slave to human imagination and flights of ridiculous fancy. Your God is more dead than Nietzsche. Your religion is an insane social disease,  childish and created to help cowards  cope with vaguely cultivated conundrums concerning Truth.  Your God is an anvil tied to Humanity’s tyranny of evil traditions andContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Heath Brougher”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Wayne Burke

Fat A fat girl standing in the doorway of WALGREENS “can you buy me something? I have not eaten all day.” She follows me inside. Tells me her name, “Jen.” “What’s yours?” I mumble “Wayne.” “Duane?” “Yeah, Duane.” In the candy aisle she reaches for a bag of peanut butter M & M’s on sale,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Wayne Burke”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Leah Mueller

The Great Reset Fuck trigger warnings  and the new normal. Give me danger. Late-night  standing ride between train cars: our sweaty hands clutched side chains to avoid falling onto the tracks. Pre-dawn drunk beside the lake: insistent police spotlights  swept the sand after the beach closed  for the evening.  We hid bottles under shirts, asContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Leah Mueller”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo

Sticks Scratching In The Sand The lessons are thereboxed in letters and windsymbols of flightand mightand wandering lustthis weightless destinythis excusable existenceeach undistinguishablefrom the nextwe pride ourselves in timeon lifeon the waves in which we crestas we float on white capsbellowing and bustlingand bursting at the seamstrying to define our energyour needy criesour searching prideandContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Roz Washington

Pretty Girls All I do is walk about them in this valley of the Sun they’re so often they can soften your mind if you let them often I often take on endeavors that profit my lifestyle all of these remarkable beauties I encounter, thee attire their fitting, thee smiles I’m receiving on an oftenContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Roz Washington”

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: Mihaela Melnic

The Other Side of Things I wish to seethe other side of things.So let me be nowthe masculine partof everything. I wish to produce semenfor mere pleasureor for a new life. I wish to be a planta rock, gay, straighta fire logblack, whitewoman, man, child, animaland be even myselffrom time to time. I wish toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Mihaela Melnic”

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