Poetry: “White Hot” by Carole Hill

White Hot by Carole Hill Breath frozen bloated mind floats seeking peace through icebergs of pain your smile numb in response forced to bridge frozen wastelands where laughter once played and humour skied in your eyes warms their polite concern white-hot iron leaves its mark About the author: Carole Hill paints with words. Her artist’s... Continue Reading →

Poetry: Urban Astrology by Ruth Asch

Urban Astrology By Ruth Asch Watching long, clouded hours, no stars to give desire or destiny... I gaze from storied windows over the townscape's Zodiac, and see… A flickering green constellation - lamps shine beneath the old park trees: the sign of reverent romantics shadowfully evading droning cars, dull skies - seeking for the Other.... Continue Reading →

Nexus (for Neruda)

by RC James Nexus (for Neruda) a sun-sprawled, ambling Sunday, I see him and his wife speak to families on the sidewalk; each encounter ends in laughter. His surreal, erotic lines, intricate as opalescent shells’ inner curves, run through susshing, booming, froth-tossing waves. And always, the boats; a solitary fisherman untangles lines, as black crosses... Continue Reading →

Poetry: The Siren Temptation by Andrew Clunn

Andrew Clunn: The Siren Temptation Fools told you to seek contentment, and to cast me away. They claimed I bring pain and disappointment. That I promise then betray. Look into their aging eyes. Is there any pleasure there? Why should their inner peace need validation? Why would the enlightened care? Starving men are indeed content... Continue Reading →

Interview with Poet, Neetu Malik

This time around, we are pleased to welcome multi-published and award-winning writer of poetry and short stories, Neetu Malik to our published member interview. Neetu was raised in India and began travelling the world in her early twenties, living in three continents before settling in the USA. As Neetu says: "Putting life into words is... Continue Reading →

Give Me This Wish, I Wish Tonight by Julia

Give Me This Wish, I Wish Tonight Cheap cardboard angel blind eyes and dirty wings impaled on top of the Christmas tree oblivious to ravished wrapping paper spangled bows and ribbons crushed boxes and cheap toys Under my red blanket I am invisible hidden from lascivious eyes protected from predatory stares that stab me in... Continue Reading →

God Bless the Universe

God Bless the Universe by Dominique Galiano Blessings are needed everywhere during these turbulent times on Earth, world leaders on the edge of madness, guns on coat racks, glacial meltdowns, deforestation, racial violence, humanity losing its humanity. Turn to God, face inward, actualize peace and goodwill in the universe, manifest tolerance, inner truth guided toward... Continue Reading →

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