Validation—Mike Ennenbach

every smile validates the cold frost that dapples the windows leading to the soulbarren desert of just desserts from whence the tawdry expectation of inexplicable palpation seeks home in biting whorls of detrimental defiance the time clock validates the grand entrance into the vestibules of night Read more —Mike Ennenbach

If Ahead I See – Robert Okaji

Gray skies filtered through light,eyes adapting space,the possibilities of the horizon or a footlashing out in reflex,what do I learn? The house finch sings as ifall air will expire at song’s end. Falling, I release this misplaced trust.The path, muddied and crowded with fools. to read more from this author, please click here: https://robertokaji.com/

Ouroboros —Erik Shinker

Do I just reiterate the same sentiments? Over and over and over again. An ouroboros devouring himself in an infinite, revolving wheel. This serpent’s tail is more venomous than its teeth. The end and beginning in self-same destruction. by Erik Shinker Read more —Perpetually Past Due Who have us has not felt this sentiment? AContinue reading “Ouroboros —Erik Shinker”

Somewhere – Vishal Dutia

Somewhere the sun is settingIn your tired eyes Somewhere a cool breeze carriesSongs of changing times Somewhere you’re getting by,Flushed with words of wine, Somewhere a fool lamentsThat he never called you “mine” for more at Jalvis Quotes, click here: https://jalvisquotes.wordpress.com/

The Beauty of Poetry —The FreeThinker

Poetry is an artistic expression of the “beautiful.” It encompasses feeling, imagination, beauty. Poetry is both “art” and “truth.” The poet, sometimes through cognition, which is like a gift, is able to create something beautiful. From Shakespeare to Milton to Wordsworth. The list is endless. To be able to see things through the eye ofContinue reading “The Beauty of Poetry —The FreeThinker”

Filth – Jacob Ibrag (Eyes + Words)

Written by Jacob Ibrag They want to go outside and move around. Barefoot among the elements. The dirtier the pavement the better. Filth makes it feel real. Tired of their cleanliness. It’s not that they want to be careless, it’s simply the option of having it. This self made prison and its recycled air. Homes incubatingContinue reading “Filth – Jacob Ibrag (Eyes + Words)”

(Untitled Poem) – Svelte

14 day extension…distance lengthens like my hairgrown since I started paying attentionto little things like thatand all the creases in the crumpled skyclosely I familiarize the face of timeno longer strangers nowI will acknowledge as it goes byas I sharpen my skill setand cut through monotony that’s become lifeI practice a daydreamlong after daylight…– JenContinue reading “(Untitled Poem) – Svelte”

Slow Love – Reaching Joy

https://reachingjoythree.wordpress.com/ Let’s not listen to any music, let the lyrics come on their own. Open the door. Let the birds sing. The ground sweat. You do not always have to be the dancer, alone in the corner, swaying under hanging plants and borrowed words. Do the birds sing of lost lovers? Do the trees dreamContinue reading “Slow Love – Reaching Joy”

End of the Rope – Ali Grimshaw

https://flashlightbatteries.blog/ The rope winds gently around my waist,twisted, smoothly strong by years of mistakes,trying again, doubt and wondering how. Thick with memories of others whobelieved with the strength of solid ground.Believed that all earthquakes eventually stop shaking.Believed in soil’s ability to grow what we need next. The end of this rope was handed to meContinue reading “End of the Rope – Ali Grimshaw”

Artbreak – Ustav Raj

You say you’re falling in love with meand that’s why you need to walk away nowbefore I break your heart into two.Of course, I’ll break your heart. I’m an extrovert.That’s what we’re famous for doing. it worries you that I can talk to anyone and make them smile so wide, the ends of their lipsContinue reading “Artbreak – Ustav Raj”