VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberius Galloway

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman

I Am an Oracle In 2025 the United States as we know it will cease to exist. In 2042 I will die, alone and impoverished, in a shoddy facility set up, quickly and haphazardly, to house the elderly and terminally ill. Between those two events, my wife will die of a medical emergency. In 2070,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson

Waltz Footprints in Snow  Care to dance a new waltz renew, or drift back to those old vintage footprints− waltz with me footprints in snow fog covering over old snow. Rose Petals in a Dark Room I’m but a poet of this ministry, rose petals in a dark room fall. Everyone’s life is a conflict.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anushna Biswas

THE WITNESS I am the Peepul tree For decades I have provided shelter to people in rain or shine I am the witness of dynamics of the society Seen people from being a child to getting crippled by age I am the witness from growth to death Witness to beautiful morphing to decay  I amContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anushna Biswas”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: László Aranyi

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RANTING THE PLANETARY…

I agree, that headline isn’t as enticing as romancing the bone…but here we are with what is technically the second February release from Dumpster Fire Press…. I first started to hate S.A. Gerber when we first encountered one another’s work on Mad Swirl’s Virtual Open MIC during the pandemic. Although a hell of poet, heContinue reading “RANTING THE PLANETARY…”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

First in Class He showed up early that morning. Sat in his usual chair at the back of the class. Beside the periodic table on the wall with all those initials and never any explanation. He opened a book from the library and pretended to be reading. People reading always seemed like they were pretendingContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ryan Quinn Flanagan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Damian Ward Hey

I Got You (Addiction’s Lullaby) While I’m here, Motherfucker, and you got your jack up going, let’s get something straight. Your momma don’t own your ass. Your daddy don’t own your ass. Your old lady don’t own your ass. Your old man don’t own your ass. Your landlord don’t own your ass. Your boss don’tContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Damian Ward Hey”