VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson

Poets Out of Service (V6) Like a full-service gas station or postal service workers displaced, racing to Staples retail for employment against the rules of labor, poets are out of business nowadays, you know. Who carries a loose change in their pockets? Who tosses loose coins in their car ashtray anymore? iPhones, smartphones, life is aContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lee Johnson”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Johann Van Der Walt

Guilt comes in our silences I tell myself that I am a far flung ideal,  my thoughts love to attract anything worth regret, no company more loved by misery  than the graveyard in which my mind sleeps. I look in the mirror and brush my teeth, routines somehow scratching too far under my skin. IsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Johann Van Der Walt”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt

Engineers (On Our Coffee Break) We used to go down by the tracks to throw stones at the trains as they went by There was something satisfying In the clang of a rock bouncing off a tanker Sometimes we would sit on the steps of an old caboose and pretend we were engineers on ourContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt”