Still Life in the Oral Surgeon’s Chair – Robin Wright

After my fear of teeth being twisted, cut, pulled like plugs for barbaric bloodletting, after the mask covers my nose and the nitrous has reduced my hands and feet to far-off sensations, thoughts fly from my body and laugh from above. But I endure, rise, retreat from the chair, no longer still, no longer theContinue reading Still Life in the Oral Surgeon’s Chair – Robin Wright

Now at Liberty-A humorous break-up poem by Dorothy Parker

Little white love, your way you’ve taken; Now I am left alone, alone. Little white love, my heart’s forsaken. (Whom shall I get by telephone?) Well do I know there’s no returning; Once you go out, it’s done, it’s done. All of my days are gray with yearning. (Nevertheless, a girl needs fun.) Little whiteContinue reading Now at Liberty-A humorous break-up poem by Dorothy Parker

Memento Mori by Devon Balwit

[Poem by Devon Balwit, Art by Dimitry Vorsin] Memento Mori Pain’s bastinado blanches, makes a death’s head of me, a grimace set teetering on cervical spine. In answer to students’ questions, I swivel like a submarine spyglass peering out at youth from disphotic dusk. Today’s theme is courtship, flings, flirting, friends with benefits. To themContinue reading Memento Mori by Devon Balwit

Poseidon Engulfed

woke from a kelp-strangled stupor the mermaids unenchanted ascended in leagues of their own unfettered of Triton’s reign   lyrically disgruntled (not crotchety old-man grumpy) they trump-eted fishwifery revolt spouting cerulean repudiation of caricatured reputation   tear-salted dissent swells aquatic erupting truth lives down-scaled constraints en-Trenched   sirening naked glistening demonstration whirlpools azure spume  Continue reading Poseidon Engulfed