cloven hoof dandies

I’d deign to incarcerate with contempt, this attempt to pry your way back in slippery disposition, you serpentarium denizen all in that oily falsetto, hearken us toward winter’s edge bitter ice tastes of arsenic clove smoke, you cloven hoof dandy dancing those jigs of infantile fancy jackhammer subtlety screaming False. Fake news, fake boobs, fake crews fake shoes, knock off blues raping everything that moves yea, we label you, knave. go on home to your emptiness. after all, it is what you most crave. image courtesy of Pinterest   Continue reading cloven hoof dandies

elemental, hollow.

pageant of ministry your misgivings given to sullen star-clad nonchalant Comings and goings Imprint upon us, this living I do not want what you wear as I no longer care to displace, yours or mine, this distaste, take a masque fitted on face,  misplaced here is no longer safe I can no longer call you home. timeworn tellings, erode, peel story lost its’ appeal cold iron piercing will not heal maniacal raving sounds to my ear as though you are leaving. dear one, hold onto your throne as I extract this fire from bone I am alone. always Always, a … Continue reading elemental, hollow.

Sudden Denouement Seeking Submissions for New Writers

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Sudden Denouement started a little over three years ago with a vision of creating a platform for divergent voices. We have grown tremendously and have been gifted with amazing talent from around the world. We are now soliciting submissions for new writers. If you are interested, please send a sample of your work, along with a short bio. We are interested in those who write poetry, short fiction, or any form that lends itself to the format. If interested please send submissions to: suddendenouement@gmail.com ? Continue reading Sudden Denouement Seeking Submissions for New Writers

OPTSotD- Peter Murphy

  I find you in the morning After dreams of distant signs You pour yourself over me Like the sun through the blinds You lift me up And get me out Keep me walking But never shout Hold the secret close I hear you say You know the way It twists and turns Changing color Spinning yarns You know the way It leaves you dry It cuts you up And takes you high You know the way It’s painted gold Is it honey Is it cold You know the way It throws about It takes you in And spits you … Continue reading OPTSotD- Peter Murphy

OPTSotD- Jane’s Addiction

Wish I was ocean size They cannot move you No one tries No one pulls you Out from your hole Like a tooth aching a jawbone… I was made with a heart of stone To be broken With one hard blow I’ve seen the ocean Break on the shore Come together with no harm done… It ain’t easy living… I want to be As deep As the ocean Mother ocean Some people tell me Home is in the sky In the sky lives a spy I want to be more like the ocean No talking All action… No talking All … Continue reading OPTSotD- Jane’s Addiction

Literary Property

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by David Lohrey One doesn’t think of poets as money managers. It must be nice to see one’s work issued by the government. You have to give her credit for it, she made an industry out of having had a hard time of it, even if today she lunches with the likes of Oprah and Jessica Mitford. Had there been enough good parts, she could have? made?a fine actress. She would have made a powerful Josie? Hogan, you know, from that play by Eugene O’Neill, or that haunting wife of Macbeth, or, better… Continue reading Literary Property