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-Kindra M. Austin

Quotable Poe Week Two “I was never really insane, expect on occasions where my heart was touched.” –A letter to Maria Clemm   Spasms wrack me— I’m so sick, infected— and this pen that I can hardly hold pours this ink.   For words no longer live within me, and my love knows me no…

Snow White-Allister Nelson

The elven knight went riding with banners alizarin as berries in snow, his face wan, lovesick longing.   Haunting his dreams was a snow-laden lass, fair as a dying rose, iced into clarity by shattered glass.   In twos, in threes, went the Faerie Court, bells on toes, Gabriel’s Hounds baying in the wasted harrow,…

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…

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…