Soul Fountain

Poem – Pall Mall (By Ray Gallucci)

PALL MALL   The Mall which I frequented Has now been left for dead. The thriving shops oncesplendid To other haunts have fled. Where once there was a FoodCourt Are now just empty chairs. No Kiddie Train to transport Their ...

Poem – Resisting Arrest (By Alex Andy Phuong)

Resisting Arrest Uniting uniformed unity You and I defy the sky Team work and collaboration Up to personal discretion Civil Rights Civility Minorities against majorities Stick to the status quo But should we...? Really? Defy thy stars And seek new ...

Poem – Nocturne (By David Russell)

Nocturne Small specks at night Made light of all our thoughts Which grew, in wonder, And burned the flesh that knew them And found the first thoughts, the controlled desires, the boxed fires the thrusting shields. And spoke behind the ...

Poem – WE IV (By Ajise Vincent)

■ WE IV   we too have drank from the gourd of hate, that goblet filled with throes & gore. we too have been flogged by the r(age) of the storm, drowned in the waters of our cowardice, slammed with ...

Poem – Answering Machine (By Donal Mahoney)

■ Answering Machine   My wife’s upset because I won’t answer the phone in the middle of the night even though the phone's on my side of the bed.   And I say that’s because after all these years we ...

Poem – Earthquake (By David Russell)

Earthquake What happened? There was a fault. What’s a fault? It’s when one piece of the earth juts above another. Why does that happen? Because the explosion down below Goes on forever. But was that fault anybody’s? It was the ...

Poem – HOW TO BREAK SNOW (By John Grey)

HOW TO BREAK SNOW - By John Grey Something foreign helps, armored vehicles adorned with unfamiliar grim-faced eagles rolling down white slopes, and explosions in the distance, close at hand - loud red, even louder black, instant thaw. No tool ...

Poem – Sometime In April (By Adebesin Ibraheem)

Sometime In April: The 1994 Rwandan Genocide The ancient grudge among the Rwandan clans Inflamed by the corruptive white swallows In April 94’ turned an indelible tale Etched on the bloody pages of Rwandan history The long gathering smog of ...

Poem – Missing You -for I (By Valentina Cano)

You are a gap in my room, a missing tooth my roving tongue of a mind keeps returning to. You are a voice missing from the house, the quieted flutter of your presence a flat-line through these rooms. You are ...

Poem – I Traded Ethel for Tiffany (By Donal Mahoney)

■ I Traded Ethel for Tiffany   I know very little about computers but I use one for basic needs. Poems, stories, not much more. Like some nice women I’ve known, I’ve discovered computers have a mind of their own ...