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…

Skeleton Parade-Mela Blust

I am your night deep darkness your rem sleep harpy the dreams you take pills to avoid I am your restless breath catching in your throat ankle-break ouch break-neck speed and honey-drip sweetness I bat my lashes before I bite I am service with a smile I come at dusk, in fog, on waves of…

Quotable Poe Week One-Shauna Woodbury

It’s damned and it’s free. It’s torture and it’s passion. It’s you. All things to be. It’s hypocrisy and the attitude of similar fashion. It’s the cliches and the daily platitude defying the laws of attraction. It’s you. The midnights and the rainy sunrises and the white nights and the see you at the grocery…

Quotable Poe Week One-Bob Wertzler

PEERING INTO THAT DARKNESS   “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;” – The Raven   There is a place in the human mind A dark place A secret place A guarded place One that walls itself Inaccessible to the conscious…

Quotable Poe Week One – M. Brazfield

sweet anguish because you were my echo for all eternity you’ve held me mid air gagged and bound i clung and you squeezed an inky black forbidden sickness blessed only by masters apostates all i cut my skin for you i lied and forked my tongue for you i crawled in shame only for you…

Quotable Poe Week One – Mandy Kocsis-Troxell

Nevermore shall I love again And nevermore will love break me I’ll rise stronger than the strongest of Ravens With a darkness that might actually save me. Never will I stand there, bleeding A tell tale heart dying from their deceiving With gaping wounds too deep to be seen For nevermore will I love. I’ve…

Quotable Poe Week One – Steve Naisbitt

I drink purple-black poison But we loved with a love that was more than love Didn’t we? Promises whispered, fashioned from glass Then lived by me, while escaping my grasp Subconsciously tapestries, woven from sand Where only damage lingers Hand in hand With the abandoned child, in you. That same girl Reflected in pieces of…

I am the Woman – Claire, from CK words and thoughts

I am the Woman your Mother warned you about my challenging energy supposed to be subdued instead of living my life just winging it defying rules and authority more alive and kicking than she ever even permitted herself be good now and suck it up don’t show your feelings better yet don’t feel what you…