Truth is a Green Rubberband by Garen Zakarian

Because we need more / Chinese helicopters / to fight famine in Ethiopia / and Italian submarines / for the Western Sahara.…

Interrupted by Garen Zakarian

You talk / I listen / then I nod / I draw a line on a piece of paper /You spill the coffee…

Happy Days by Garen Zakarian

Some days you won’t brush / your teeth going to bed / those are the crazy days…
Artwork (c) Richard Palmer

We Who Are Left Behind by Michael G. Springer

must tighten the cinch / wrap up the reins and open the shoot / eventually this rodeo will buck / us all to the…

Going Home by Leland G. Heathco

One last road to follow, one more hill to climb / You won’t need your tools this time or a thermos to fill…

Childhood Memory by Ruben Garza

It’s dark and it’s late, downtown modes to scare me at night / Streetwalkers and drug dealers lurk in the shadows /They sing the…

Snoring Cellies on the Road to Parnassus by Eric Toso

The men in the workshop are not what I would call sensitive types. The tattoos and tough poses make it hard to raise such…

Broken Glass Heart with Fresh Flowers by Tommy Antrez

Shattered into a thousand Tiny pieces shaped Like a maze A kaleidoscope design Carved by two soft Smooth hands With French-tip nails Cold as seashells Stuck in white sand My wild scented Rosemary…

Lessons from an Infant by Steven P. Arthur

She could’ve easily been mistaken for being asleep, but I knew she wasn’t. Ambulances and paramedics don’t get called for sleeping babies.…

Carving Stories by Tommy Antrez

My pen carves gracefully / Like sharp blades on / Winter ice, /…