This Poem My Poem by Brenda Spikes

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

This poem is about my surviving this poem is my story about being alive it’s how I take medication to live this poem tells how I don’t live to take medicine this poem is how the will to live can keep you alive this poem is about the prayers people say for your well being […]

Spring Sprung by Daisy Rangel

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

          The time changes; the weather changes. Oops! There goes some beautiful flowers which I love. I fit right along with them cause I’m a flower all year around. I would set out my clothes with the music of the violin or piano playing. Doing my spring-cleaning. Donate or just open […]

Deliverance by Carmen Gaston

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

Deliver us from evil Lord, this world is a living hell. The system is corrupt. Drug dealers are doing their thing. Crack is wack, heroin can kill you in the act. Mothers are killing their babies. Thieves are being sentenced to 10-flat. It’s a deep blue sea of hate. But dirty laundry hits the fan. […]

The Happiness Pie by Karen L. Miller

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

She wished she could have chosen her body parts from a better catalog than her parents’ dysfunctional DNA (Do Not Allocate) database. Perhaps the best, most interesting thing her parents, consciously or unconsciously, gifted her were her green eyes. She had deep, mysterious pride that her eyes were green although some people mistakenly thought they […]

Escape by Ralph Gray

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

Heinz slogged between trees. Too risky to take the path when the jagged crescendos of barking dogs and gruff male commands pierced the nocturnal blanket of wild forest, black rain and leaden fog. How many ages since his leap from the freight train? His mind skittered between the ‘now’ and echoes (visual and aural) of […]