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

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: Stephen Whitter

Quick ShopI enter a shop, I haven’t visited beforeSlightly hesitant, as not being a new store,they may have seen my face before.And yet,This is the first time I’ve come through the door.I wonder, do they give that thought?It’s a small town after all. Nothing in particular I’m shopping for.Well this is billed as a  friendly,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo

YOU OWN ME Aching to taste the heel of your foot,your crumpled brow,the lineage of your stamina,I wrangle my mightand set forthunrepentant, unmade, unwashedand crowd my mind withthe blowing scent ofbrowning thighsthat shine and tumbleon slippery ground,whipping down hard on myelectric loins,our tongues tied like rat tails,tangled and swollen,deserted by starry skies,digested by lust,exposed withContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo”

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”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Aldo Quagliotti

The comet is me The night is flooding hitting us with ink tentacles forgotten stars, so many miles afterwards falling in love with our glares why cannot summer just last forever and winter hibernate, so that spring spreads its afternoons on our romantic cheeks whilst the crickets sing along our inner chants of freedom echoContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Aldo Quagliotti”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. P. Verlaine

The Accomplice and I  This journey of crimes  imagined yet incomplete  we’ve chosen to call love   dares us to improvise  traversing the unknown  taking terminal risks.  Hope slandered to ruins  between purloined kisses  the strangers we corrupt  until desire’s arson cools  with passage of time  and endless repetition.   All counterfeit truths  we exchange in language Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. P. Verlaine”