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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Poem – Tequila (By Michael Lee Johnson)

Tequila (V5) By Michael Lee Johnson   Single life is Tequila with a slice of lime, Shots offered my traveling strangers. Play them all deal them jacks, some diamonds then spades, hold back aces play hardball, mock the jokers. Paraplegic aging tumblers toss rocks, Their dice go for the one-night stand. Poltergeist fluid define another frame. Female dancers in the […]

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Poem – Adultery (By DS Maolalai)

Adultery   I’d bang them out, wine-drunk and excited, and send them off to magazines. I had two lists; ones which liked me and ones I liked, and I’d fire them unedited like a shotgun scaring birds. each one 5 times to 5 different places. then I’d wait for any to come back.   in general it started with rejections; […]

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