Quotable Poe Week Three-Violet Lentz

Not I   When the end became inevitable- ruthlessness drained from him like so much sour sweat. Dually castrated, both power and position irreparably severed, he became the culmination of everything he never was- but could have saved himself- if only he had been. Humble. Gentle. Meek. Qualities that if he had employed them outside…

Quotable Poe Week Three-Donna Mathews

I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him. His voice is raspy and weak as he pulls me in close. “My darling girl. My beautiful, darling girl. Why?” Rebellious tears roll down my cheeks. I want to be strong and stoic but I’m not. The wooden stake…

Quotable Poe Week Three-Bob Wertzler

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – The Premature Burial NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS   At night at the circus Is the big top empty Clowns, acrobats, freaks Tucked cozy in bed Crowds so too at…

Quotable Poe Week Two-Donna Mathews

“There is a room, down a dark hall, locked and guarded. Inside reside the scariest of monsters.” Her eyes wide, “What kind of monsters?” “Hmmm… how to say it…they’re more apparition. You don’t always see them as much as feel their chilly fingers on your neck.” The girl shuddering but continuing, “Take me there; I want to…

Quotable Poe Week Two-M. Brazfield

God and serpent’s urgent staff meeting   hey i have been crazy insane raving mad for a very long time lunacy in my heart mind untouched by Your lamentations free will i heard You say i hid behind the tree to bring down Your precious creation ha he fell for it with ease the girl…

Quotable Poe Week Two-Bob Wertzler

TOUCH MY HEART – BRING MADNESS “I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched.” – a letter to Maria Clemm   Shall I expose to you my heart That you may touch it Take it in your hand Gently hold it Without judgment I think I shall Come, touch it…

the hour of sunsets-Gabriela M.

frontiers of my being the hour of sunsets has come with bare hands I drown you in the coldest seas red lilies burn you in the hidden valley predatory birds delight on carnal straps I run barefoot through streets of no return I knock on doors a piece of bread for my entire heart oh,…

Alien Songs/Ocean Song-Tanya Rakh & Ndotono Waweru

ocean song   I can’t sleep when oceans scream through these remnants of salt and sand I can’t swallow when mountains sit heavy on my stomach, mock my dying voice   I can’t move, not in this turquoise wasteland I breathe galaxies, mists of liquid possibility pierce my atrophied veins; how they twirl and evolve,…

Alien Songs/Desert Song-Tanya Rakh & Ndotono Waweru

desert song   when all of these sandstorms are silent and our ghosts have lost all their names I will live as silk around you an opal under your oasis   bury me broken in open wind, seismic and howling our fractured songs cut horizons through alien dunes, centuries of ruins a fatherless heart line…

Alien Songs/Heart Song-Tanya Rakh & Ndotono Waweru

heart song   I will shut my eyes I will find you here underneath the pain inside this museum of endless heartbeats, pulsing blood walls where we leak out our hunger, freely on the pervious skin of soiled existence   I will find you buried in these mortal effigies, gray with entropy and vine we…