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Tense: Future Past by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] I fear it puts my teeth on edge,like scraping chalk, across the board,the platitudes for everything,script white on black -book print reversed -appeal to eyes like copy, ad,rather than text of substance wrote. To this curmudgeon, here we...

Hope by Vicki Moore

[tabby title="Poem"] Drab, colorless city streets,boarded-up houses, cracked sidewalks,and dope dealers on every corner;this is where all hope ends.Beaten down by life, no jobs,no money, no food; just poverty,and the wailings of despair.Like ghosts in the nightwe hide in the...

Perfect Product by K.G. Munro

[tabby title="Poem"] A fragile mind----fractured into pieces, made into persona'sLocked up, he can't even breathe in peaceThey tell him what to eat, what to feel, what to wearHe hates it, its suffocating and demeaning, and archaicYet, everyone thinks his life...

An Island by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] "What day is it?" asks the man, who has been institutionalized for30 years.A new day- another day -pushes him into the vast newness,and in the uncontrolled stream of"don't do that" and "do this,"he feels that no man is...

Those birds by Aranyak Chakrabarty

[tabby title="Poem"] It can travel by car, train and airplanes. It has travelled around the world. A bird. Within a Cage... If any bird would be happy? Roaming around the world in a cage?It can not fly? And I was...