Poetry from Neil Ellman

Dragon Knows Dragon (after the painting by Shiryu Morita)             Only a dragon knows another like itself the brutal heart of it beating to the rhythm of the same taiko and sharing vengeful memories of villages pillaged, burned and laid to ground.   Each can see in each other’s eyes […]

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Synchronized Chaos July 2018: Ways of Being Human

Welcome to July’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine. This month’s theme is Ways of Being Human. We’re exploring different ideas of how to be a person in our world. First, there’s the basic question of why many of us choose to stick around and try to make the most of this life. Inspiration and motivation […]

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Poetry from Jeff Bagato

  my hand is big (supersized me)   my hand is big my foot is big my leg is big my waist is big my shoe is big my pants are big my shirt is 6XL my DVD is big my hamburger is big my fries are big my cereal box is big my bowl […]

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Poetry from Gary Glauber

Vacation Adventure   Show us the wild kingdom & let this paid king’s ransom hold us captive one more day.   Let us be owls flying at night, shouting judgments & formulae, random truths of sorry subsistence.   This is the noise trees make when no one is there to listen: curt crunch & crackle […]

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Short story from Doug Hawley

ATTACK (Or Don’t Have A COW, Man)   Just to be safe, one of the Secret Service men brought the letter to the President, even though he was certain there was nothing to it.   The letter had been checked for fingerprints and any identifying characteristics.  Nothing could be determined from the letter except that […]

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Poetry from Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Faye Wray and a Washerwoman Named Argento   What is more likely: Faye Wray falls in love with her giant hairy captor at altitude or that Ponzi schemers show remorse and trickle down economics becomes more than a urine puck aperitif?   And lumbering from the icebox to the mailbox this morning, I thought about […]

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Poetry from Joan Beebe

  LIGHTING UP THE WORLD THE INFUSION OF LIGHT BEAMS CAN BE FOUND ALL OVER THE WORLD. THESE BEAMS CARRY WITH THEM  THE SEEDS OF KINDNESS,  TOLERANCE AND LOVE. THEY LIGHT UP A CONFUSED AND DARKENED WORLD. WHEN THOSE BEAMS OF LIGHT CAUSE OUR PLANET TO BECOME THAT SHINING STAR IN OUR UNIVERSE, THERE WILL […]

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Poetry from J.J. Campbell

only feel good in the winter   another hot day   another day where the sun reminds you fat people only feel good in the winter   i figure one of these days i won’t be able to afford air conditioning   sweating to death is a book from the 18th century   i suppose that […]

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