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Passion at the Drop of a Bone

January 27, 2017 – 8:35 am | 3 Comments

Passion at the Drop of a Bone
by Meghan Tennison
Please, Arrest
my attention before i Faint
in your Holy presence
Cool down your hypnotic eye
i’m not ready for this
stormy abyss — Be Careful with …

Can’t Get Outside Myself

December 16, 2016 – 12:30 pm | One Comment

Can’t Get Outside Myself
by Dan Raphael
There’s a thunder-storm in my stomach, arctic midnight in my heart
a muscular wind wanting to push things out
but everythings too particulate to move consistently
swirling around …

Kikkoman

December 15, 2016 – 9:27 am | One Comment

Kikkoman
by Pat A Physics
All snow can grab your energy, your sound, your smell, your thoughts, your color, your movements, your observations and never give back a thing other than the …

The Hole Story

November 8, 2016 – 4:51 am | One Comment

The Hole Story
by Dan Raphael
”Every now and then I know it’s kinda hard to tell
but I’m still alive and well” — Johnny Winter …

must be the devil

September 26, 2016 – 7:33 am | 2 Comments

Coefficient of relationship
By Halifax
must be the devil
that slices babies off
the cord that attaches
mother to their bellies
must be the devil
that cuts the kids free
from the carrot and stick
routine their family plays
must …

Carl and I

September 24, 2016 – 5:53 am | One Comment

Carl and I
by Travis Catsull
We were waiting for Carl
Or at least that’s what I called him
Carl arrived and told us we were all fired
Said he had to get back
As we …

Book Review of Encarnita’s Journey

September 19, 2016 – 5:49 am | One Comment

Encarnita’s Journey by Joan Lingard
Review by Ben Macnair
Alison and Busby
7 out of 10
Joan Lingard is one of those writers with a considerable body of work, who just gets on with …

I know a man

September 13, 2016 – 5:40 am | 2 Comments

I know a man
by Dirk Michener
I know a man who, when in the water, is afraid of fish touching his skin
I know a man who, when walking, always looks down …

Bodies are piling up.

September 9, 2016 – 8:36 am | One Comment

Bodies are piling up
by Smokey Farris
Bodies are piling up.
Perhaps Dirk would have a mishap.
James may like to hack me up with
A chainsaw, in a game of
Pass the hot potato.
Nothing is …

Raw

August 29, 2016 – 10:27 am | One Comment

Raw
by Oscar Smiles
Back taters down by the dozen square
ol amble hordes
The ol -just go to heaven- mirage
Let’s not….let’s not assume anything sir
Kambuis….excommuni/katydids
Hankering for some mudbug
And it looks like your expecting
Stethoscopic …

Every Moment

August 24, 2016 – 7:55 am | 2 Comments

Every Moment
by Pat A Physics
Stammering into the microphone, the scarecrow mannequin version of you spits hay dribbling down like zebra stripes.  The audience is a mechanical one.  It gives you …

City Made of Centuries of Breath

August 20, 2016 – 10:12 am | One Comment

City Made of Centuries of Breath
by Dan Raphael
As though the air was glass or ice
all but what i’m swimming through
the dangerous step between media
orientation before acceleration
The less you weigh the …

Book Review – A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale

July 15, 2016 – 9:37 am | No Comment

Book Review – A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale
Review by Ben Macnair
 
A Place Called Winter is one of those books with a big heart, humanity, and an ability to …

the shape of negative point twelve

July 8, 2016 – 5:07 am | One Comment

noun
by Halifax
you began a person
named
the idea you claim
was given to you
for others to use
it slows to a crawl
and becomes a place
others keep blame
once the thing dies
it housed you
though you have …

scarf

May 10, 2016 – 8:14 am | 3 Comments

e pluribus unium
by Halifax
there are wars
but not peaces
we oversleep
not sleep in
conflict is broken
into shared pieces
reciprocated in kind
until a full spread
has been laid out
peace is portrayed
in a field waving
like a picnic …

Worldly Ambassadors

April 24, 2016 – 7:43 am | 2 Comments

Worldly Ambassadors
by Pat A Physics
“There is very little time,” she entoned.  “Yeah,” I half laughed half said.  “These are what you need to take, and the more you experience, the …

Did you see the moon tonight?

April 18, 2016 – 7:09 am | One Comment

Did you see the moon tonight?
by Ben Macnair
Did you see the moon tonight?
It hangs silently,
going through its cycles.
A rough draft,
A lump of clay, unfinished,
Drinking in the sunlight.
Did you see the …

Peace and dolls, models I’d fuck.

April 10, 2016 – 7:49 am | No Comment

Peace and dolls, models I’d fuck.
by Smokey Farris
Tea jew,
Jack wanted me to inform you the sex seeve has arrived at our eastern ware house on a se6.
Half the shipment is …

3%

March 18, 2016 – 7:08 am | 2 Comments

3%
by Ben Macnair
They say that a person,
and a Banana share 97%
of the same genetic material.
It is that 3% difference that leads to bones,
Teeth.
Hair.
Skin.
Opposable thumbs.
Inbuilt bullshit detectors.
Technology.
Music.
Science.
Art.
Trolls.
Film.
Pack mentality,
and the internet.
and that …

electric grackle

March 14, 2016 – 7:53 am | One Comment

electric grackle
by Josh Bomberger, Oswald James

electric grackle shhhhh
sssshhhh
gasssssssssssssss
gasssssssssssssss
grab hold of yr wing

letter rip

behind each gate
lies a destructive paradise

waiting

in limbo
to be unhatched my

by the unsuspecting fa
dwellers vo
of the six gates ri
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Why they call this March when the doors are mostly sleeping

March 14, 2016 – 7:02 am | One Comment

Why they call this March when the doors are mostly sleeping
by Dan Raphael
Texture not a knee
blanket or furnace
fog in a valley seen from above
night’s not always colder
Learning to inhale mouthless
my …

once was lost

March 5, 2016 – 5:19 pm | 3 Comments

By: Halifax
the search party
once was lost
became twice
when once revisited
to form a habit
in denial
of being single
once again
there is no going back
to when there was one
since one is seen
at a distance
similar to …

The Months

February 12, 2016 – 7:01 am | One Comment

The Months
By Linda Pastan
January
Contorted by wind,
mere armatures for ice or snow,
the trees resolve
to endure for now,
they will leaf out in April.
And I must be as patient
as the trees—
a winter resolution
I …

Dead Astronauts, Helpoemer, Vaucanson’s Automaton, Zardoz, Giorgio De Chirico, The Smurf Queen Editoress of Indiana, Eiga Monogatari; Try that on for Synthesizer

January 24, 2016 – 6:43 am | One Comment

Dead Astronauts, Helpoemer, Vaucanson’s Automaton, Zardoz, Giorgio De Chirico,
The Smurf Queen Editoress of Indiana, Eiga Monogatari; Try that on for Synthesizer
By Quasimofo

The Battle of Karansebes 1788–Austrian scouts come upon …

Dream Plated Towne

January 22, 2016 – 6:41 am | One Comment

Dream Plated Towne
by Pat A Physics
It is so good, the things we dream in our perfect leisure towns
that haven’t broken under terrible plastic hoof prints. Spreading
our hands wide for …

Constant

January 18, 2016 – 7:18 am | No Comment

By: Halifax
100 30 7
A pattern found
across the outcome
made time for room
entering the room
with time aplenty
propositions a matrix
looking for change
the pattern plays
upon the matrix
both gasp to live
this life to death
connoitering together
they …

all in the family p.02

January 18, 2016 – 6:36 am | 2 Comments

all in the family p.02
by Cerebella
i would like to alert you of a crime you continuously
commit, one
i seem unable to commit, not
that i hold interest in doing so. it is, …

Book Review – Public Library and other Stories by Ali Smith

January 5, 2016 – 6:47 am | One Comment

Book Review – Public Library and other Stories by Ali Smith
Review by Ben Macnair
9 out of 10
Following up the enormous critical and commercial success of the award winning novel How …

12 Days in December and January

December 21, 2015 – 4:25 am | One Comment

12 Days in December and January
by Dan Raphael
A farm without chickens
A car without stains
A day that’s only 24 hours
A glass that’s never been hollowed
>< Two bends ...

Wicked smile

December 2, 2015 – 7:28 pm | One Comment

bridgework
by: Halifax
The divisions
of Heaven from Hell
grow from gums flapping
While language learning
a practice set comes in
primitive understandings
not meant to last forever
Mature teeth are crowned
with mouthfuls of silver
Some lost as babies
that will …

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