Anwar Boulifa

Capitulate A rock and hard place holds no sway born from a clot split atoms. A slap in the face. A look to the skies. A thrill. A fright. A nano second of delight ended my life. A rock and hard place holds no sway ceramic plates crack. A family mourns.   © Anwar...

Nisha Bhakoo

I’ll leave you where I found you I’m trying to call your name but scamp fritter, I got it all wrong I couldn’t trickle you down, gothic peach, you are black with make-up. And I’m finding it hard, to find your name without risking a bottle of hairless wishes. I wish I...

Antony Johae

On the Mount The Russian seer spoke from the heights of ecstasy and transfiguration. He found truth of strength in shame exculpation in semblance of the Son fairness in an equal brotherhood; abjured violent ferment pit of lovelessness pain of primal discord; preached...

Robert Etty

OFF TANNER’S LANE These sentences are drawn from recollections written towards the end of a life For M.E. The windows of our cottage looked four ways: north to an apple tree and a hedge, west to a turning windmill and clouds, east to a brick path through the long...

Hilaire

lever it’s at the back of my head. requires force and blind belief. a binary industrial strength switch. a trick. I forget if up is down and down, up or quite the reverse. this is no easy flick. grab that hard plastic grease-grimed handle with both hands and muscle it...

Nancy Mattson

Drinking at the Stray Dog Cabaret Paint is all very well but it’s messy, you can see the brush strokes,  their shadows compromise the edges. What I need is pure colour, straight from the curved stripes  of the rainbow, one hue at a time. Birds are all very well but...