Rock/Paper/Lubbert Das… by Nathaniel S Rounds

 

Rock/Paper/Lubbert Das

I’ve got a pair of scissors
Used them to for circumcisions
Between the rings is a bottle opener
The blades have sometimes been used
For removing the stone of madness
From the heads of fools
I keep the stones in empty bottles
I use the foreskins with ink to catch stray thoughts
I cap the bottles and send the mad thoughts as poems
Into unsuspecting waters

 

Copyright © 2012 by Nathaniel S Rounds

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ocean Lover… by John Grey

 

OCEAN LOVER

you close your eyes
to protect them from

the stinging salt

your hands touch cold
as the underbelly of ocean
slithery as creatures

that dart across its sightless sand

your breath rotates through mine
in one long suffocating swell

chokes my lungs

your brackish lips hold me down
for what seems an eternity

bubble kisses through my brain

your body clings to me
like seaweed
holds tight
as an anchor

hooked on a rock

after we are done
you gulp in the good air

while I swallow water

you open your eyes

so they can surface

I keep mine closed
so I can drown

 

John Grey is an Australian born poet, works as financial systems analyst. Recently published in Poem, Caveat Lector, Prism International and the horror anthology, “What Fears Become” with work upcoming in Big Muddy, Prism International and Pinyon.

 

Copyright © 2012 by John Grey

 
 
 

Define: Phantasm… Andrew J. Stone

 

Define: Phantasm

1. a: illusion b: ghost c: a figment of the imagination.

2. A mental representation of a real object.

3. Or remember when you led me by the hand to that cobwebbed house down by the shore? You said to wait there till you returned. You walked into the fog but your silhouette lingered. A crow cawed in the distance, I saw you no more.

 

Andrew J. Stone lives and writes in Southern California with two cats and coffee. He sleeps with one eye open. This is a lie. Recent work has appeared in Yes Poetry, Negative Suck, The Toucan Mag (poem of the week), Danse Macabre, With Painted Words, First Stop Fiction, The Mustache Factor, and Short, Fast, and Deadly, among other places. In 2010, he received a national Gold Medal from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for his poetry. Recently, he finished a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry and is currently seeking publication. A novella is also in the works. He stabs words at: http://andrewjstone.blogspot.com
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Copyright © 2012 by Andrew J. Stone

 
 
 
 

Evolve… by Shawnell Tolliver

 

Evolve

Bound
by    the
simple
inspired
by    the
sublime.
Un    bind
re fine
de    fine
Poetry.

 

Shawnell Tolliver contributes to 1859–Oregon’s Magazine. She recently graduated from University of Oregon with an English Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to poetry, she anticipates developing her single panel cartoons, short fiction, and blog about exceptional people around town.

Copyright © 2012 by Shawnell Tolliver

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Tradition… by Kim Logue

 

New Tradition (see collage image below)

how (not) to get a MAN.
rediscovering birth
so sincerely its nearly
childlike
an
i n d e p e n d e n c e
MIX
shake the world today
GRAVITY
IS FOR
SISSIES
petal of honour
leo captivates
sex that’s healing

 

About KIM LOGUE

an Award winning poet and journalist, turned songwriter. A horse-trainer-trainer, that digs papermaking, collaging, dancing, singing, percussion toys, and

The WORDS

Copyright © 2012 by Kim Logue