Holy Fire/Club Head

Reading Time: 7 minutes Rhine Valley 857ad Emelisse stood in the main square overlooking Drachenfals. The hill, caused by magma rising to the surface, blocked out a third of the bright blue sky. Around her, people were beginning to cut off their limbs. One man was on fire, having run into the smithy mere moments before. There was a Read more

More

An Opposum Tale

Reading Time: 3 minutes (Inspired by an impromptu prompt from L. D. Lewis.) “Do they eat cucumbers?” Ryan asked. He tried to scratch at the opossum’s neck. She recoiled and hissed.             “Don’t give him any cukes,” Toni said. “Then he’d be coming in my garden all the time. I don’t want that.”             “She. It’s a she.”             Read more

More

Anthony Kiedis Puts on a Shirt

Reading Time: < 1 minute Laundered. One hundred percent Pima Cotton. Carefully buttoned onto a soft hanger. Smells like nothingness. White like sun-bleached stones. Fits over tattoos             tribal and otherwise Fits over tanned biceps. Fits under impressive hair. On Anthony Kiedis’ mind is every song he’s ever sung; ballads and rock and funk he couldn’t give the key to Read more

More

Fake Poets

Reading Time: < 1 minute fake poets spray word confetti from mouths of blunt teeth from brains filled with something like television that never turns off fake poets think and say their way  inside bricks get out again using tricks  abstracted from mere mortar fake poets compete with hoddies to win gravity sweepstakes where no one’s survival is considered worth Read more

More

An Ode to Stanley Ghoti

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh, I too want to be a poet! and yet Tell me where is meaning bred In my heart or in your head? Is it in ancestral words or in your presumptions of what’s unsaid in the surrounding static or contextual tapestry that birthed the utterance of a syllable of a what is meaning and is Read more

More