“Those Nights” By Ace Boggess

night of colors & night of sound     blues & blue notes sweat slinging with sex-mad zeal off Roy’s Takamine strings a festive bar’s passion room & you with spirit blunted     obsessing about balloons your method to forget the fight that finished a friendship while I forgave the music for its happiness …

Continue reading “Those Nights” By Ace Boggess

Advertisements

“Lake of the Woods” By Crystal S. Gibbins

Credo I believe in fate of the shoreline— cattails shattering into seed, turtles tucked into burrows, their three-chambered heart. Let the loons lift. Let the past recede which owes nothing to memory. Nostalgia is a ghost lounging around— mucking things up. I believe ephemerals: a love story, a knave of feathers, a choir of reeds. …

Continue reading “Lake of the Woods” By Crystal S. Gibbins

“Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach” By Heather Bekkers

Never before in my life have I ever felt as inferior as the day I was told I had picked a good job for myself. Now, I thought that this comment had come out of a pure perception of my personality, as it came from my aunt. No. This was something quite different. “You know …

Continue reading “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach” By Heather Bekkers

“Invisible with liberty & justice” By Gary Glauber

There are no heroes, only gritty survivors with take-no-prisoner attitudes: stranded, abandoned, unraveled & revealed. A sharp salvo of pity-seeking pleas hits deaf ears, then dissipates into an unforgiving atmosphere, silent radar restored to street corner tranquility. Help is a matter of interpretation under pressure, the little pains that annoy and undermine, a collective signal …

Continue reading “Invisible with liberty & justice” By Gary Glauber