Penalities against possesion of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. - President Jimmy Carter, October 2, 1977

free-verse

  • Date
  • April 9, 2020

Seth Jani

Dreamers Say that grief is not a fire-edged fangBut only a leaf in cool weather,That love is the light of diamondsReflected in the water, and thatThe heart is an emerald you foundone nightShining like a bone.Say we are emptiness itself,A network through which the windmoves,Or a shadow spirals.That beneath our names, there is onlyA spectral …

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  • Date
  • April 9, 2020

Winter Rose

Golden Hour i got the beer. no thanks to you – i got the drink, man, i love that golden hour; that first bite – The first moment of hitting the bottle, it’s like heaven, how it flows down my throat – brown glass on dry lips; bubble sunset of goodness, begins to grope the …

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  • Date
  • April 9, 2020

Robert Beveridge – poetry

CLAUSTROPHOBIC It spits out corpuscles, drives a red mercedes. Closes things. It puts up walls, and they get closer, smaller. Sand blows on demon winds through its eyes. It moves too fast to see. DATABASE ARCHITECT Tuple tuple tuple tuple prison cell formula always starts with an assertion of its own existence, naked, wet, just …

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  • Date
  • April 9, 2020

Nancy Botta – poetry

Atavistic Violence. (Before it mattered-) I was a midnight ghoul casting prayers and hexes, leaving stains where I knelt before an empty bed— (But now-) I smear lipstick to find something holy, I bare atavistic teeth and take a bite of God— (However later-) I scream out filthy curses, I spit out belligerence, I roar out …

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