VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

THE FEARFUL GIRL IS THE STRANGEST DANCER.  The moonlit dance was never danced again . The stonemason fled the scene . In the stump of an old tree ,where hearts have rotted out . Adam and Eve for a new generation ,scenarios the same ,just the faces that change. Old leaves turn into lace skeletons. Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Fleming

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Reece Beckett

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman

One Man’s Trash As I emptied the trash, a trove of glasses slipped into the garbage bag’s gaping mouth.  “Hey,” I asked my wife, “have you thrown out my old glasses”?  “They were just sitting in a heap,” she said. “Some of them must have been decades old.” It was true, I had left themContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman”

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”

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: Roz Washington

As the Waves of our Entities intermingles Sounds through the waters of the cosmos beckons our Minds, thus a light tint of Violet glows in our circumference… Drawn into each other Graceful Glances of Sparkling thoughts passed between us… The Universe feels Infinite there’s a definite connection… the Moonlight’s reflection passing Glistening ideas of arrangedContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Roz Washington”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche

My Grandmother Was An Alchemist. My grandmother. It was in late August, and the early 50s now, when I last visited her in that old cool smoky hut from whence, we were all bred. This visit was after I noticed that her sorrows had become like the early morning rains drizzling, that kind which leavesContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Chinaka Onyeche”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberius Galloway

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ari Whipple

Blue Mountain Fear When Sandra began her run, she always felt slow and tired like an unoiled machine, drudging her way into the desert trail, but by the time the bushes opened up into the blue mountains, she felt refreshed and lithe, awakened by sights and sounds, little as they were: the sound of theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ari Whipple”