“Summer Mood” – Nyana Nair

“Deep reaching”- Grumpy Gorman my feet relentlessly insiston burning themselvesfor the sake of summer mood. i wear a shirt too big for me.a wear a smile a bit too small.i wear the worry of my parents on my neck. i feel their fearwhen i smile back at strangers.i pretend to be the sand that noContinue reading ““Summer Mood” – Nyana Nair”

Elements – My Valiant Soul

An old saying I recite,mapping the distance of my chest to my thighs,sipping hot tea,the typical Indian aroma,the distinctive sniff which makes your crawl  your mind,to rummage through the orange teal box of old photographs,the box of stoic flushed postcards.It happens in a minute.A sky so distant and full of grays.The mountains from the Space.DryContinue reading “Elements – My Valiant Soul”

Phoenix – Erik Shinker

A symbol in vogue given a wildly unique framing. – Grumpy Gorman A relapse in regret;a creature accustomed toclimbing currents of airbrought low by vice. Death and rebirth occur;a cycle caused by our condition.How can we return alone fromthis Endless afterlife where onenever recovers?Not fully. Listen for the whistling whispers, foreven ash will rise whenContinue reading “Phoenix – Erik Shinker”

Sparrow Lines – chester maynes

My psychology says, “I’m a better sparrow”Ridden adversaries from an open windowCaught a glimpse of a lifeless tomorrowSet higher hopes to escape from sorrow Prison pride, fight the tideOf loveless avenues, worn-out shoesSparkle of diamonds, I treasured the mostI fly beyond the great horizon Shared thoughts of limitless passionStruggled to escape from sweet temptationI landedContinue reading “Sparrow Lines – chester maynes”

Under the Sun – Dale Beck of Future Daze

UNDER THE SUN HOW MANY SOULS CONNECTED HAVE FLED? DRUNK ON YOUTH AND INNOCENCE NEVER TO LET GO, NEVER TO LOSE… BUT LOST LIKE LOTUS LEAVES IN THE SUMMER MISTRAL. IMMORTAL IMAGES OF ILLUSORY PERMANENCY , THIS MERRY THRALL OF ANGELIC UPSTARTS, LIFE-LONG FELLOW TRAVELLERS, AND YET LOST ON THE JOURNEY, LEFT TO SING SIRENContinue reading “Under the Sun – Dale Beck of Future Daze”

To Those Owned – River Dixon

Wow. Love hasn’t gone Just set aside For a while A failure to recognize The adjoining Rhythm of strings And skins, wind Tapping at the cusp Of forgiveness And the opportunity To make amends Begrudgingly, in the face Of pride, a remedy Those simple words To acknowledge And finally say I’m sorry To read moreContinue reading “To Those Owned – River Dixon”

Dec11- Nathan Corker

Ten seconds after the explosionI sat on my porch in Hunter’s OakAnd toasted marshmallowsIn the blushed December night.The heat stood stock straight,Daring me with childish eyesTo challenge it, to defeat it,Go beyond the end of the roadAnd relish in the blazing.I took to my Tesco’s lunch bag,Dug out my sandwiches,Watched them go up in smokeLikeContinue reading “Dec11- Nathan Corker”

Riverside – Jeanne

Though Jeanne is helping me monitor and the site, I felt the need to share this on her behalf as it’s really good, and belongs. 🙂 you, feathered friendthe only way to be you come and goleave a notewander on your way the joy you leavewrapped in melody yonder, where cattails playand dogfish strayand heartsContinue reading “Riverside – Jeanne”