READING WINDOW NOW OPEN!

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Send us your poems that the
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“dick” someplace in stanza 3. 
Send us your poem nobody
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Send us your poems because Cacti Fur
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and that’s the longest
any poetry journal has ever lasted
in the history of poetry journals. 
Send us your poems because 
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LANCE GAMBRELL – RESPONDING TO FACEBOOK

Responding to Facebook

“What’s on your mind?”  The white and blue screen asks.

What’s on my mind?  Money.  The cost of hospital-grade tubing that is in your nose when you wake up.

What’s on my mind?  The cost of honesty.  I’ve been racking up hopes and dreams, only to find expiration dates, boundaries, and under used gym cards.

What’s on my mind?  The relief that this moment will disappear from feeds by worthwhile-thirty.  This one is for the boring generations, STILL (italicized) on Facebook.

What’s on my mind?  I am too comfortable with this format of communication; and I miss coming home late, and thinking that “I’ll just be tired,” like when I wrote that letter the night before surgery, or on the eves of confessions past.

What’s on my mind? She walked by the fish tank…but she didn’t even tap on the glass. 

But what’s really on my mind…I don’t remember

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ANDREW HUBBARD – LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

Look on the Bright Side

 

Yes, she broke your heart.

Yes, I got that.

But let’s be honest

There are some good points,

And why not focus on them?

 

The top is on the toothpaste tube

For the first time in two years

And there are no long hairs in the sink.

 

The checkbook balances

For the first time in two years

And the lights you turn off stay off.

 

The caps are on the soda bottles and milk bottles

For the first time in two years

And there are no pizza boxes on the couch.

 

The medicine cabinet door is closed

For the first time in two years

And your T-shirts she slept in are off the floor.

 

The movie DVD’s are in the right boxes

For the first time in two years

And there are no bras and panties on the rugs.

 

The dresser drawers close and nobody hijacked your tweezers

For the first time in two years

And your décor is not candy wrappers.

 

So suck it up.

Get a porn library

And a puppy.

 

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