FILE NUMBER 20 by Ken W. Simpson

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FILE NUMBER 20by Ken W. Simpson  Homo Sapiens Cloven creaturesdeodorised archetypesrevived as beaststo satisfy heredity’sneed for greedstinking of sanctitybefore the resurrection.  Amazing Grace

DEMISE by Susie Gharib

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DemiseThe demise of the Age of Chivalrybrought one meritorious outcome in its wake:it spared many steeds gory battlefields,a martyrdom in political intrigues.The expiration of the Colosseum’s feastsspared starved lions and encaged beaststhe...

PANERA by James Croal Jackson

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PANERA by James Croal Jackson  Panera I lost the important thingssweeping baguette crumbsunderneath an industrialfan– cyclicality, the broom’s sashayfrom one end of the...

CONFESSION by John Garmon

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THE VIRTUE OF LAZINESS by Mark O’Flynn

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Hand to Mouth As a picture of modern urban povertyit almost breaks your heart.Old Mother Hubbard’s bare boned cupboard,her dog drooling optimistically.What happened to Mr. Hubbard?Down the pub most...

POPULATION DENSITY by Gary Beck

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Decay of Democracy The political charadein divided Americabecomes tenser dailyas issues, agendas, ambitionsrasp the public well-beingtrying to survivean irresponsible President,who tells the people‘there are good peopleon each side’when nazis...

FILE NUMBER THIRTY-ONE by Ken W. Simpson

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FILE NUMBER THIRTY-ONEby Ken Simpson Drowning Shadows of familiar facesappear in dreamsas memoriesempty of empathybefore disappearing. The Vanity of Disbelief

THE FIRST LOCKDOWN by Shera Hill

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THE FIRST LOCKDOWN birdsong splashed mornings grass-shadowed fawns quail, rabbits and coyotes abound a...

REFLECTION by Louise Lever

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REFLECTIONBy Louise Lever Reflection The blended-up shocking-pink skinsOf a handful of frozen cranberries from the USA mixedWith a frozen skinless banana driesOn the sides of my...