Poetry from Joan Beebe

DEWDROP TEARS   Like the dewdrops on a beautiful flower, The tears fall gently on my face. The small drops of rain cover the ground With the tears of heaven reflecting the Rays of the sun nourishing nature’s gifts, Those dewdrops sparkle in the sunlight and The beauty surrounding us refreshes our soul.

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Poetry from J.J. Campbell

laughs at impossible odds she has a smile that brightens every room she walks into i’d do anything to make that woman mine i tell her that everyday she responds with every reason why it would never work i tell her i’m the kind of asshole that laughs at impossible odds she tells me i’m […]

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Essay from Abigail George

Bullied   Sometimes we will watch television together. She will sit like a crouched tiger ready to spring like a mousetrap, her frame hidden by a thick blanket, her legs resting on a stool, the dog next to her where she cuddles him and feeds him titbits off her supper plate affectionately. He doesn’t have […]

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Synchronized Chaos September 2018 – Raw and Elemental

      September’s contributions dig deep down to the essence of what it means to live and exist in our world, both physically and psychologically. Many works present aspects of life as they are, without extra layers of style or idealization.  Elizabeth Hughes reviews titles in her Book Periscope column that confront and explore […]

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Poetry from Allison Grayhurst

Because it is a Stone     Because it is a stone the fire hits it, moves around, changing shape like a wave.   Because grief is not a word that counts footsteps or encapsulates the butcher’s madness, just builds like a deep stagnant pool of a pond – one drop, one drop, rising.   […]

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Poetry from Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Dossier   They probably have a dossier on you, he told me, they start with your high school record, maybe earlier.   I told him I did not spend a lot of time at high school so they might have a tough time.   They got everything, he screamed, EVERYTHING! Everything you have ever thought, […]

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Poetry from J.J. Campbell

the cure for suffering i look in your eyes and see jazz three different beats going on at the same time and i worry i’m just trash trying to get in the cool club for a change but the heart is starting to feel things it hasn’t felt since the late twenties hopefully these years […]

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Poetry from Marc Carver

A DAY I had sex at five this morning I never get as much as I would like but probably more than what I deserve. The red rooster is always up early it wants to eat. As the day went on people smiled at me and for once it felt good to be alive. Although, […]

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Poetry from Sylvia Ofoha

Renewed….. Involuntarily, Hot painful tears found their way out of my eyes, One by one they dropped, Baring my soul and making it vulnerable, To excruciating pain and unadulterated hurt.   If choices were given, I would stand bold and bare, Of any emotion, But not much was given, As tears became the only solace […]

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