Poetry

“Debating the Draft,” by Maria Bonsanti

Apr 20th, 2016 | By

I have this need
to sometimes rhyme
my words, my phrases
give them time



“Tragedy,” by A.J. Huffman

Dec 20th, 2015 | By

Vexing fact of reality, fateless truth:
flea markets do not sell fleas.



“Contemporary Shepherd Seeking GF,” by Nicholas L. Sweeney

Dec 20th, 2015 | By

Come message me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
Of hash and tag and smiley face,
The punctuation masquerade.



“Calavera for Skeletor,” by Sarah Frances Moran

Dec 20th, 2015 | By

That motherfucker He-man finally got to him.
Broke his spirit.



Two Poems by Sarah J. Campbell

Dec 20th, 2015 | By

You used to believe in things:
Santa Claus,
the Tooth Fairy,
love,
life after love,
little people who lived in your TV and waited for you to turn it on so they could entertain you.
You believed that somehow you had been born without your parents having sex
(because who wants to think about that?).



“V Past II at Mussolini’s,” by Connor Harrison

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

That cat is looking
at me funny, I’ve seen it
talking to the cook, licking
its sly little claws



“Fashion Police,” by Nick Bertelson

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

She bought a pair of New Balances
to get the old frame from high school.
She prodded her skin like an experiment,
exfoliated, put polymers in her hair,
and trusted soaps made from animals
she’d never heard of.



“Dragons are Democrats,” by Michelle Hartman

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

Two dragons took their waking slow
lazily slithering into sunshine, draping
themselves on rust colored mesas
yawning, they waited, not knowing
how much the world had changed
and not changed during their big dirt nap.



“X-Men Epilogues: Days of Past Forgotten,” by Neil Fulwood

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

Charles Xavier’s sulked in his room
since matron said Cerebro was banned:
why triple the leccy bill when there’s
a copy of the Yellow Pages to hand?



Two Poems by Nancy A. Henry

Apr 20th, 2015 | By

It’s true that I have started avoiding you.
What did you expect?