VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

         Victoria Coach Station-Isle of Wight. An inexplicable indoor wind whips litter around my feet and bags.A newly docked Coach, it’s hot tyre smell reminds me of the roads back home in Summertime.Though we are deep in November, nearly December.Coaches smell of Summer, years of my childhood on a tourist island where Coaches abound, andContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

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: Marie D. Moldovan

Androgynous I was but thirteen years of age, You called me a disgusting fag, Not the kind you roll and toke, But instead, the one butted in joke. What a joke!?! ​ You were my mother; you should have known better To ask a question you didn’t want answered. Seeking labels confining letter… …To openlyContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Marie D. Moldovan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Kenneth Vincent Walker

From Rome to Ruins Impoverished beyond Belief; where relief has Long past been viable Option over abject grief. Ostensibly, refusing to Cease, as Man’s greed Always gets in the way Of genuine prosperity. For how can we binge Drink at college when Our world thirsts and Hungers knowledge? These words are far More prophetic thanContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Kenneth Vincent Walker”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. Keith

VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Mark James Andrews

Assisi Triptych Francis St. Frankie plucked a strawberry off the curb in a snow patch  on 8 Mile Road and planted her in the shag carpet at New York  Dominic’s big ranch crib on Windmill Point, another white lie  as the big wet snowflakes of the false Spring killed the crocuses.  The strawberry’s black patchContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Mark James Andrews”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover

The Monster Shake  I have never pondered the strength of a handshake…how hard to squeeze, how long to hold, how much to shake and when to release?  Like my anger!  The tale of the father who was battered and now himself is abusive…why?  Fighting it, resisting it and even hating it, but it’s much moreContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison