Category Archives: Poems

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Devon Balwit

Perverse

Another global hacker has locked hard drives,
asking $300 in Bitcoin to liberate files,
and I wonder whether I should, instead,
beg them to freeze mine, and thus return
to an age of innocence and concentration,
heedless of likes and teapot tempests,
yet for all that, content.

Devon Balwit spends a lot of time scolding her son for gaming while surreptitiously checking her email.

Cody Badaracca

Terra Incognita

It doesn’t matter which way you
run, the earth will swallow
you before you
reach the edges
of
the
map.

Cody Badaracca is still ambulatory and perfusing blood in Oklahoma City while trying to figure out how to extract his actual cranium from his metaphorical hind…and still make money in the process.

Howie Good

Two Poems from “Still Running”

Writer’s Block

Inside my head,
there’s a great silence,

a refrigerated,
cellophane-wrapped

rose.

Tinnitus: A Love Song

It’s something only I can hear
and especially during those moments
that get so quiet without you
not a buzzing exactly or a hiss
more like the screech of lab mice
conditioned by electric shocks
to shudder at the smell of cherry blossoms.

These poems are from Howie’s chapbook of one sentence poems. Limited edition of 20 copies, each with a unique cover by Dale Wisely.  Get yours here.

Keith Nunes

Oceanic

He lies in waves
one beach-break after another
drowning the poor woman in salted bullshit.

Keith Nunes is still alive and that’s surprising to many people, most of all himself.

Roberta Beary

Pillow Talk

Deep in marsh reeds
far from our village
your newborn son sleeps
beside Bashō’s frog.

Roberta Beary identifies as gender-expansive, and writes to connect with the disenfranchised, to let them know they are not alone. Based in County Mayo, Ireland, her micro-fiction and haibun have appeared in Rattle, KYSO Flash, and 100 Word Story.

Mark Young

2 Poems from “A FEW GEOGRAPHIES”

Corinth

In a speech to the veterans
of the Peloponnesian Wars,

The President admitted
victory would have been

difficult had he not had access
to Battlefield 3: Aftermath.

Bunkerville

Unperturbed by the
rumpus over the lack
of an erection, cows

crashed his pity party,
ate all his hummus &
cleaned out his chianti.

These poems are from Mark’s chapbook of one sentence poems. Limited edition of 25 copies, each with a unique cover by Dale Wisely. Sample below. Get yours here.

 

Mark Young

Meanwhile, on PBS

Today’s episode
of Sesame Street

is brought to you

by the Church of
the Letter D Saints.

Mark Youngs most recent book is bricolage which came out from gradient books of Finland in April.  His chapbook of one sentence poems from One Sentence Poems, A Few Geographies, is for sale here.

Mark Young

Intimidation

She left gaps
in the con-
versation to
be filled with
his guilt.

Mark Youngs most recent book is bricolage which came out from gradient books of Finland in April.  His chapbook of one sentence poems from One Sentence Poems, A Few Geographies, is for sale here.