SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like – A Review

I fucking love poetry. I love good poetry, exceptional poetry, poetry that sits heavy on my chest and reaches down my throat to pull my own words out of my belly, and thank the goddess, in the era of the Instapoet and art without soul, Indie Blu(e) publishing and Candice Daquin have given us all … Continue reading SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like – A Review

I’m not young anymore. – Alfa

"It hurts growing wings" Life lessons from an extraordinary woman. Source: I'm not young anymore.

The Ugliest War of You 

Absolutely amazing. This is exceptional.   I live in a place where people say “faggot”  as causal as one would say, “hello.” A passing respectful nod from a stranger  is common, although just under his brea… Source: The Ugliest War of You 

Never Leave My Side – Abbie Zebrowski

  It’s a war that can’t be won only fought It’s a pain that burns fresh and it burns deep It’s a disease that hides behind pretty smiles and sparkling eyes It’s a silent scream with bloody talons tearing through the soft flesh of my still beating heart It lurks just beneath the surface of … Continue reading Never Leave My Side – Abbie Zebrowski

An Open Letter to My Past – Jay Long

It took me a little time but it finally has come. The gut punch that feels as if it came from the far reaches of the map hitting me squarely. Although our time was short, my love grew quicker than I’d like to admit. Quicker than yours. Deeper than yours. I finally stopped long enough … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Past – Jay Long

3am Thoughts – Matthew D. Eayre

There comes a time to say goodbye to who somebody is, and let go of who you wanted them to be. My grandmother told me this when I was too young to understand, but I have remembered. I was heartbroken (I thought) over a girl who meant everything to me (I thought) and I asked, … Continue reading 3am Thoughts – Matthew D. Eayre

Closed Doors & Open Hearts – Jason King

  People come into and out of our lives at exactly the right moment.....   This saying used to make my skin crawl and want to chew steel....no they don't....I would howl....it's all about choice I would say....now....I'm not sure I believe that....don't get me wrong I think effort is of the upmost importance....as well … Continue reading Closed Doors & Open Hearts – Jason King

This Shots For You – Jason King

  I'm listening to blues for the westside....Ronnie earl and the broadcasters....I have a love for grimy blues....it fits my mood today....I write about love often....today however is one of those days I'm asking why the fuck I do that....because I can easily tell you about loss much easier.....and everything love isn't supposed to be.... … Continue reading This Shots For You – Jason King

Harnessing The Madness – Jacqueline Cioffa

Harnessing The Madness   Don't worry Hush, little mama Dry your acrid, bittersweet, woeful tears   Don't you cry, pretty mama Your darling, happy, freckle-face baby is struggling, fevered, and deliriously HOT   Oh, okay, go on then Go ahead and cry, little mama Cry those real, big-old-salty tears Enough to fill an ocean Squash … Continue reading Harnessing The Madness – Jacqueline Cioffa

Friday Reads: Paper Souls by Allie Burke

I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.— Woodrow Wilson   I’m going to have to disagree with Wilson here. I have spent many hours talking with Allie Burke and I will devour every word the woman writes. She is … Continue reading Friday Reads: Paper Souls by Allie Burke