DEMONS The demons that dwell inside my head are coming out now and I greet them with a resigned malice while my neighbors finish dinner, help their children with homework, put dishes in the dishwasher, discuss finances, take their pills, finish watching Jeopardy.
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NEVERWELL by DARREN C. DEMAREE coming soon from Small Harbor Publishing (2023) A car skids / onto our / front lawn / & I rush out / to make sure / I’m not in it. -Darren C. Demaree Every once in a while, you pick up a poetry book that’s exactly what you’ve been waiting […]
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Flexible Press is proud to present Bob McNeil’s latest book titled, Compositions on Compassion and Other Emotions. Proceeds from this work, composed of essays, poems, short stories, and illustrations, will go to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
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A Hundred Ways to Die You lose all your body fat, visible bones father Hospice is here, the bed you read a thousand books in, blanket over your face to sleep, snow outside, steps from dogs and grandkids, metastasized, a sunflower sprouts from your lungs, a sparrow on your disc florets, tomatoes green ready to […]
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GRANDMA MOSES PRESS, the parent organization of CACTI FUR, is proud to announce they will be publishing 4 books by esteemed performance poet, Pamela Hirst. The books are Forgotten Graves, Personal Agendas, Ghost Town of My Soul, and One Dozen Lifetimes. This highly anticipated, powerful 4 book series is a work of recovery and discovery: […]
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GOOD LUCK FOR THE DAY I’m walking along when I see this middle-aged woman at the top of a short flight of steps trying to pull a stuffed chair through a doorway, so I stop and call up to her, “Would you like some help?” Checking me out for a moment she smiles and says, […]
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Aphrodite’s Spatial Analysis This love denies time. It only eats when hungry as it eschews tradition. Pale moonlight is its energy. It sleeps late on weekends in a quilted entanglement. Exploration evolves without sound – a small breath – coy eyes. Kisses are airborne. It grows through a ventilation system of deflected sunlight and shadows. […]
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metade a man sleeps beside me clutching half a lemon and i smoke half a cigarette, for the fullness of the world exists only in the chapel i prayed in this morning (basilica da estrela) surviving off custard pastries and espressos the pigeon named julio, pecks by my feet in a silly quest to discover […]
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Stalled Inkfor Lois 1942–2020 1 At the grocery store Lois searchesin her wallet, her pockets, her planner,her purse, her phone…The girl at the registereats Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.Her fingertips are stained bright red. What Lois searches forbleeds through the paper and the paperhas faded away. 2 From 8,000 feet upin the basket of a hot air […]
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Our reading period is OPEN from October through April. Our reading period is CLOSED from May through September. We will not respond to poems sent to us when our reading period is closed. THANKS FOR CONTINUING TO TRUST CACTI FUR AS YOUR POETRY DRY GROUND!!!! ~~~ Thanks for considering Cacti Fur as a possible home […]
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