Isabella Russell-Ides, Thanatopsis Redux

She speaks a various language.*                                                Bound in the bardo bereft     vaguely present, almost dead.For fucking shining aloud            let me    back in. Come again, sustaining terrorCarve my shadow on your cave wallsRender me a...

Gayle Reaves-King, All Fall Down

Emerge shining, misshapen.No more can they confine you. Rise and stretchthe figure once buried, obscure, stinking under history. Escapethe shadow of decency that bound you, open the huge mouth we muted in payment for terror. These detailshave faded; the young abandon...

Mark David Noble, an accounting

thoughts emerge aloud, unintended, launching like a hunting dog set free, with field bound abandon, formerly muted details escape, mystify other patrons in this grocery store check-out line  what item can I buy to reveal the difference between how i see myselfand how...

Mz. Jolie, Reclaiming my life

Only interested in scoring, you are a terror who likes to carve out holes in a woman’s self esteem. My body remained a fine fettle as you used your sexual organ to try and crush my will.You became remote as you muted my NO’s, as if they weren’t said, if you didn’t...

Madhuri Nagaraj, Disenchanted

Yesterday I went blind.No sudden crush of ebonied nightUnder which fractured stars emergeNo molten terror that does shift and spitover fettle, through weathered gorgeNo such desperate revealNo such merciful sourceYesterday I went blind, and it did all to mystify. For...