Two Things My Cat Does 1.Henry loves being let outInto the hall of the apartment houseto collapse and roll over the carpet. He looks up; I stoopTo fingeringHenry’s stomach. Each time. 2.Whenever Henry cleans, a legShoots up to wave like the arm Of a boy in grammar schoolSilently mouthing the words “Call on me, teacher!IContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”
on the verge of madness just another broken child scribbling down words in a notebook on the verge of madness yet not quite certain what comes next it is easier to take orders than make decisions but sometimes the ledge disappears and you have no choice sink or swim live or die and once survival Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: J.J. Campbell”
How I Know I am all grown up I am unsure what colour shoes to wear and it’s the fact there is a choice that leaves me overwhelmed ‘no’ she says ‘that’s how you know you are bourgeois cunt’ Crumbs for Carra he always finds a way to leave them on the table by theContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford”
The Story…. Ever since i became old enough to be ‘aware’ of my own mental health I knew I had problems.As I turned fifteen I began to realise I could control these problems with street drugs, the fact that they not only made me feel good but better than good ,a bonus.Heroin, the ultimate painContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”
Under a Web of Branches Her Sex Doll Does anyone see the ultimate paradox? In a grown child’s broken toy, I mean Out old hands cannot mend Or bring life back to The baby sex doll, spinning no more: Sunlight once braided innocent glints Through her auburn hair Curled with the root of trees SoContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Peter Magliocco“
Breathe That small cop Caught the ‘gentle giant’, The coy boy In dark garments, Thought the gate to triumph Passes by the show, Selfying the missionary moment Turned the cowboy into a vampire A nasty nymph That little cop Knew not what this dark spot Was capable to do The harbinger of the pop SeizedContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Anissa Shoui”
Drinking with a Talking Booger The little green man climbed out of the can and said, “You are a dumb drunk motherfucker if you can see me,” I shrugged and laughed, “Do you think you can escape by drinking horse piss?” I nodded and chugged a can, “You’re a sack of shit with no guts,”Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Catfish McDaris”
Baptized In the holy river baptized on the land of fire in the womb of mystery a world without hope fear without chandeliers.