VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker

Two Things My Cat Does  1.Henry loves being let outInto the hall of the apartment houseto collapse and roll over the carpet. He looks up; I stoopTo fingeringHenry’s stomach.  Each time. 2.Whenever Henry cleans, a legShoots up to wave like the arm Of a boy in grammar schoolSilently mouthing the words “Call on me, teacher!IContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: J.J. Campbell

on the verge of madness just another broken child scribbling down words  in a notebook on the  verge of madness yet not quite certain  what comes next it is easier to take orders  than make decisions but sometimes the ledge disappears and you have  no choice sink or swim live or die and once survival Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: J.J. Campbell”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford

How I Know I am all  grown up I am unsure what colour shoes  to wear and it’s the fact there is a choice that leaves me overwhelmed ‘no’  she says ‘that’s how you know  you are bourgeois cunt’ Crumbs for Carra he always  finds a way to leave them on the table   by theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Peter Magliocco

Under a Web of Branches Her Sex Doll Does anyone see the ultimate paradox? In a grown child’s broken toy, I mean Out old hands cannot mend Or bring life back to The baby sex doll, spinning no more: Sunlight once braided innocent glints Through her auburn hair Curled with the root of trees SoContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Peter Magliocco

Riding Further Off into the Human Zoo

The almost Fall…Fall anthology…Fall of the press for now culminates in our final (for now) fall anthology GUNS GODS GLORY & GREED encompassing both the western pulp HONKY-TONK ANGELS and the cultish ANIMAL MASKS No we’re not cowboys but we are going off in the sunset a bit to interact with the rest of theContinue reading “Riding Further Off into the Human Zoo”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anissa Shoui

Breathe That small cop Caught the ‘gentle giant’,  The coy boy In dark garments, Thought the gate to triumph Passes by the show, Selfying the missionary moment Turned the cowboy into a vampire A nasty nymph That little cop Knew not what this dark spot Was capable to do The harbinger of the pop SeizedContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anissa Shoui”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris

Drinking with a Talking Booger The little green man climbed out of the can and said, “You are a dumb drunk motherfucker  if you can see me,” I shrugged and laughed, “Do you think you can escape by drinking horse piss?” I nodded and chugged a can, “You’re a sack of shit with  no guts,”Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović

Baptized In the holy river baptized on the land of fire in the womb of mystery a world without hope fear without chandeliers.

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Mihaela Melnic

Orgastic Carnage I see patches of unattainable happiness  scattered around  and they look like wasted seed  in conclusion of acts that were  meant to be of love while everything appears as a labour  of Shiva in motion in the fauces of the cosmos and we’re all either blessed or screwed in a carnage somehow orgasticContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Mihaela Melnic

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Duane Vorhees

WHEN THEY LOVE US NOT   When the ones we want to love us   leave no doubt they’ve left us behind,   should we loll around, scavengers   of leftovers lying around?   Or should we collate our losses   like alarmed lieutenants behind   the lines, wannabe avengers   of honor lost onContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Duane Vorhees”