VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rick Christiansen

Tinder Anachronism I imagine Herman Hesse and Anaïs Nin Both swiping right They would meet in a small Paris coffee bar Anaïs would flick the whip cream from her cup Using just the tip of her tongue as punctuation Herman would watch her carefully And finger the Nobel he wears as a cravat Clearing hisContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rick Christiansen”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bhoj Kumar Dhamala

Conviction  High morale, boosted status, and superb  Style of living makes one feel your better – Off guise and you are in seventh heaven  Just a delusion, you are out of it unless  You realize who you are the surrounding  Goes on after you for what you cannot  Afford to offer the poor creature livingContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bhoj Kumar Dhamala”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford

“Barracuda”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ray Ziemer

Betrayal Another clattering army Crawls the desert Under towering plumes of dust; Another round of artillery fire Shakes the earth, Pounding mud houses Back into the salted earth they sprouted from Smudging a sickly shimmering sky From one uncertain horizon to the other. These ragged families fleeing down the road, Same as all those otherContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ray Ziemer”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bruce Hodder

On Morphine (after my lung collapsed) I saw all four Beatles in a green stuffed pepper one lunchtime, and Jesus  in my ward shower curtain. The words on the page of the book I was reading leaped and pirouetted like ants in a ballet. It was trippy, almost worth nearly dying for, but considering IContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bruce Hodder”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Provost

Come With Me We walk the steps of forced life within a filthy neighborhood— a doomed scenario that tortures existence into a blind escape stare, where the angels of the absurd cannot comprehend a vision of a place where ugly people play for keeps… Not Science Fiction Head still staggered… Tilted— Far away from allContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Provost”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Milenko Županovic

The son God In the light of shadow prayer on the hill Golgotha the heart of the city Jerusalem is bleeding saints in tears. Mother Hide your  believers  with prayer in arms heart new life at dusk demons in the fire missing. Blood  Traces of blood holy Grail verses of solitude faith by poetry hidden.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Milenko Županovic”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jake Sheff

Looking for Harajuku Girls During Hanukkah on SW Nyberg Street After a rough night on a soft bed, my oral Fixation – for serious – had me seeking some Bone-blonde flawless flame at New Seasons Market. Honestly, the only animal that is Territorial around ideas was getting kind of Fistic in my chest, inside thatContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jake Sheff”

APRIL WAS CRUEL…

National Poetry Month draws to a close, it was brutal to say the least but most of it self-inflicted for some odd reason… Dumpster Fire Press made an event out of it, releasing five titles going hard with daily entries for VOICES FROM THE FIRE and while it drew me away from my own creativeContinue reading “APRIL WAS CRUEL…”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison