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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
enough of me by J.J. Campbell
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Dirt Nod by Chad Parenteau
Monday, August 29, 2022
An Alcoholic Literary Note By Timothy Resau
This crisp August morning
with razor sharp sun-shadows—
almost too clear to be real,
race by this page—
I will try to produce
spiked words, like mixed drinks,
dropping off a vodka tongue.
Images from a salt-stained heart
enter smoldering brain cells and
crash to the alphabetic letter:
—Will anyone know?
—Does everyone know?
The hidden memories bare the proof,
like those empty bottles hidden
behind copies of Beckett, Bierce, Brautigan—
blanked by booze and hangover fatigue.
This sickness, this “Irish” sickness—
oh, Christ, the lost years of spilled dreams
replaced by gutter screams and horror shows—
this whiskey reality
of Wino promises and total loss of self.
Timothy Resau has been published in the U.S., Canada, Portugal, and the U.K. Recently his work has been in Adelaide Literary Magazine, Sideways Poetry Magazine, Sylvia Magazine, The Beautiful Space, and an essay is forthcoming in Loch Raven Review, as well as poetry in Rat’s Ass Review, Native Skin, and Pure Slush. He’s just completed a novel called Three Gates East. His career has been in the international wine industry.
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Blithering by Doug Holder
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Julie by John Harold Olson
Friday, August 26, 2022
Event Horizon by C.S. Mathews
Thursday, August 25, 2022
The Way of Things by Jeff Weddle
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Garbage Time by Chris Butler
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Beating A Hustler By Rp Verlaine
He had taken my money
three times after I'd
bought us cheap drinks
not even a whores navel
A known rogue
in a pool hall
that already had
than cameras find
at mafia weddings.
I was four hundred down
doubled or nothing for
the fourth time when I
whirled around and let the
pool stick become a splintered
puzzle across his face
fractured his right wrist too
in case he was armed.
Everything froze save the
a song I didn’t know
as I slowly walked out backwards
into the bouncer who
I gave my remaining bankroll to.
Tanned and huge in a tight tailored suit
“don’t come back” he said
“even if he deserved it
we don’t need that here.”
I ducked into a cab
forgetting my address
And remembering I’d left my wallet
at the pool table.
Maybe they could send it Express Mail.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Nothing Ever Happens on Sunday By Ann Christine Tabaka
It was the day I learned to cry …
sitting alone / watching the wind dance through trees.
Time was split in two, hanging on a dream,
each part fading into noon.
The sun trapped behind clouds, could not smile.
It listened to bird songs / while fighting back tears.
I tried so hard to be someone else,
but Sunday got in the way.
no mail delivery
people sleep in
choir voices piercing silence
Nothing ever happens on Sunday –
except it was the day you left,
& I rained.
Sunday, August 21, 2022
THE ALCOHOLIC ALTERNATIVE by John Grey
Saturday, August 20, 2022
BARRED by Dan Flore III
Friday, August 19, 2022
Watermelon by Lauren Scharhag
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Chaps on Main by Karen A VandenBos
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Tequila Morning (last drink) By Mike Zone
the sun hits the glass
dirty handprint clouds fight the night’s reflections
I want to make love to you in a hall of mirrors
savagely fucking in the distorted landscapes of liquor infused optic nerves dancing through the multiverse of artificial realms never to be enforced by the imaginative glass of nocturnal minded scrambled fantasy
we no longer hangover the wasteland
regret is dead
hope is a maze
good morning beautiful
Mike Zone is the Editor in Chief of Dumpster Fire Press, the author of Fuck You: A Fucking Poetry Chap, Shedding Dark Places (almost), One Hell of a Muse , as well as coauthor of The Grind. A frequent contributor to Alien Buddha Press and Mad Swirl. His work has been featured in: Horror Sleaze Trash, Better Than Starbucks, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Synchronized Chaos, Outlaw Poetry and Cult Culture magazine.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Rules For Working in A Bar by Clay Hunt
Monday, August 15, 2022
Whiskey and Jazz by George Gad Economou
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Pre-Condom by Randall Rogers
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Clockwork by Robert L. Penick
Friday, August 12, 2022
Summer Love by John Drudge
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR by David E. Poston
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