Poem – All We iWolves (By Josh Lowder)

All We iWolves —a VR blush   She’s not visiting; she’s moving in— listens from her hunkered launch, watches from the deepest pitch— and leaps into my throat like a scared heart. We soon lean together into the lit screen. Beneath, the motherboard bleats in her woolen coat, spun from the dust of nightly clicks and visits: pages of nameless […]

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Poem – Interstate Pyre Song (By Josh Lowder)

Interstate Pyre Song   ‘An alleged arsonist started a fire that burnt up a concrete bridge near Atlanta, GA. The FBI found no connections to terrorism.’ —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Do not go nearer the first responder— I fear for the yellow-clad men blinded by more than the news-miner’s smile. The intrepid reporter projects across the room at me with […]

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Poem – Goat Hoarder (By Josh Lowder)

Goat Hoarder   Farms frame the swatch of wild         ridge line and hand nature more misery than she deserves        for her sustainable soil; one man among his rolled bales that mildew in       the summer torpor brains his biggest         billy for the week’s meat; his slaughter’s        bleating laughter cries into the valley, echo     into silence— the chucked thuds     and […]

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