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Derma by Allyson Bantom

[tabby title="Poem"] we are more than the sum of our hides stretched over strained frames masking eligibility our souls howl when skin becomes an obstacle to equality we explore the unchartered reserves of our righteous indignation warming our hands by...

The lamb’s complaint by Allyson Bantom

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]arise at the foot of the tower call out to Justice tell her to let down her hair The wolf is on the prowl again waiting in the darkness for fresh violence, crisp mutilation bleat...

After by Allyson Bantom

after the watchful monsters are sated with the watery sludge of my butchered name and the acrid aftertaste of their contempt is replaced by the mundane after the last bile has issued forth from their murderous mouths and they have...

The Love and Loss of Birds by Allyson Bantom

i think about the love of birds between times dedicated to my present discomfort the loss of birds between such times there must be others who do the same I'm sure but not here where every heart is sold to...