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

poetry

  • 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

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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  • Date
  • April 8, 2020

Patrick Hurley [poetry]

[12] Lone flower persistingin knife-blade airvoice of a prophetmumbles through a gag Now chemical colorcourses throughunseen arteries The chin ofhell’s houndhas healed andthe walls of hisenclosure are low Fruit witherson darkened vinesstreets too are darkshadow selvesshoot the lights outone by one Where there are fieldsgray acid soil Fold Pavlov’s handkerchiefand scan the sky––storm clouds noteasily …

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