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: 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: 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: James Maj

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Peter Crowley

Home, at Last      The backyard is crumbling.       Masked men with machetes butchered the hedges. The pool is a hydrothermal vent where the bacterium LUCA enjoys the floats. Where there isn’t dirt, the grass is coarse and tan.        Rabbits have pledged allegiance to a new kind. Squirrels scurry up the trees, hiding forever behind soft, white,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Peter Crowley”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison