Archive | August, 2014

Donna DiCello

Donna DiCello | Zenith

Orion, a nebula shimmering in anticipation and prospect, simple, like van Gogh’s brushstrokes, righting its alignment. Spirited unfolding, black then blue then yellow, forming something intimate and recognizable. Night turns to dream shawl and velvet, silvery strands of water and horizon, I stand there watching, as day appears in a single eruption, as the sun shines as if for the first time. The constellation leads out into day a rendering […]

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Thomas M. Atkinson

Thomas M. Atkinson | Standing deadwood

THE RACCOON TOOK A CRAP IN MY TRUCK LAST NIGHT. Inside the cab, in the cup-holder. I was still a little bleary this morning and my coffee thermos wouldn’t sit straight so I kept trying to push it down. That’s how my day started. That and a sore knee. He must have dropped down out of the pine and pushed in the cardboard I had over the busted rear window. […]

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Stephenson Muret

Stephenson Muret | Shooters and saints

The mindscape of the shooter may very well remain unknown to the rest of us forever. What follows is my own speculation, an amplification of what many nonviolent anti-social people feel about society, and a projection of their complaints into a mind that reacts with homicidal aggression. I do not write this essay as a justification for the shooter’s atrocities, but as an attempt to unmask what motivates them. IT […]

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Lauren Zablinger

Lauren Zablinger | Manic libido and more

Manic Libido I draw heated breaths pauses break… between our moons of desire and unleashed lust that could destroy us self-restraint and yearning slice between us betrayal /faithfulness yet the want grows… urges climb like ivy twisting our appetites weakening our resolve we are left with aching for what will never be lost in space moons orbiting backwards never finding our star… ***   *** Brooms I write to sweep the […]

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