VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Daniel J. Flore III

My Day I’m sittingand watchingthe carsgo by they carryaway myday ontheir hoods my daylooks sogood asit passesme by that Imight evenlive it

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kushal Poddar

The Roadkill You already have arisen to the steady sobbing. “Do you think her son is still locked inside?” I step out. Night has left its sanguine plumes on our staircase; its predator moans in the darkness; spring mates in the pollen ridden milieu with humid heat. No snivelling I hear.  Your hands have theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kushal Poddar”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Donny Winter

The White Flag is Willingly Taciturn The over-weaponized army marches as gun-shells spill from open mouths still wide from the war four years ago, while the “torchbearers” rev  by a new fuel, untapped, standing by. We, with the phantom-shrapnel pain in our chests, watch from our balconies as they burn the parchment-paper dream only toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Donny Winter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo

WET MY GULLET come hither you delicious tykeallow me to bathe in your beautywash over tongue and jawwith fragility so sweet white heated cankers throband dissolve with each swallowone bubble haughtier than the lastcrowded laughter chimes truth the roots of your beginningchristened and blessed inholy waters as throngs of revelersbelch into the face of theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Rob Azevedo”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Allison Grayhurst

What were you as a man Aristotle?            Bend the mind in fifteen different places to pull out a particular, that at the moment of capture, shifts form and demands further adaptation.            Summersault through definitions, substances, entities – modeling God on unity, and evil on chaos.            What genius generates such a mind, dilemmasContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Allison Grayhurst”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. KEITH

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Tustin

MOPPING IN LITTLE CIRCLES I get bored easily and I don’t mind menial labor But to do the same task every day or to do one thing for an hour? In and out or up and down, the same few muscles working And the rest lax – I just can’t do it. Don’t ask meContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Tustin”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Stickney

Ambient Light When God said – Let there be light – It was an all surrounding Tour of wave and particle. But He found At night Especially after the fall Just Adam and Eve They and their bodies That sparking That glowing after Was just not enough To show the glory of the world Between sunset and riseContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Stickney”