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Seven Dirty Words by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] George Carlin was a legend, a visionary,an incisive social critic, a staple of my college library.Ever brazen, he spoke of how mass media suppressed language:Shit, what dogs do in parks;piss, what hooligans do in parking lots;fuck, how we...

There Is No Future In Your Eyes by Lee Evans

[tabby title="Poem"] There is no future in your eyes,The gaze I scan with fond desire.I cannot read them or surmiseThe ardour of their seeming fire—What warmth below their surface lies. No present in your eyes appears,No look but mine betrays...

Die If You Must by Kevin Bryan Smith

[tabby title="Poem"] Poetryis goodfor nothing except drawing soul from insidethrough your fingers—and breath from a high, tensing chestthrough whispering lips— into a kingdom that was notuntil you spilled it all out,into andbetween the lines. Did you read the fine print,before...

Poet Profile: Rasheed Copeland

Rasheed Copeland is a native of Washington, DC. He is the author of The Book of Silence: Manhood As a Pseudoscience (Sergeant Press, 2015) and is a recipient of 2016 and 2017 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship...

Seratonin by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] You reach across the forlorn bed and grasp nothing.You’re lovelorn, lost, languishing, despondent.Everything feels futile in that empty moment. But you can fill the gaping voidwith booze, Netflix binges and chocolate.Self-medicate with anything that will sluice the Seratonin....