The Rainbow Kid

By Ryan Flanagan   The Rainbow Kid   was out with his satchel after each rain   reaching down into his bag   feeling around for the one he put there just two weeks previous   as worms broke soil, the peckish birds always waiting   he muttered to himself then turned and started for home. … Continue reading The Rainbow Kid

I Dare You …..

By Emma Frank   The dare seems fun, harmless. No one is near, with the exception of a toddler fast asleep on a bean bag chair with a copy of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! open on his lap. Carmen beckons for me to follow. She is standing in the doorway of the … Continue reading I Dare You …..

Fireflies

By  Grace Calvert She faced them, two shadowy figures. Painfully familiar.      Which would she choose? The same as any other night. Which would she choose? Which would she choose? Would she choose?      To choose.      She had repeated it so many times; it barely seemed like a word anymore. Merely a concept.      A shadow; forever lurking, … Continue reading Fireflies

New Years Day, Hallelujah, Kindergarten Forest

By Thomas Page “New Years Day” As night bleeds into day, the sun Will rise against a Renaissance’d World of resolutions, hopes, dreams. Holy day of obligation Sets the nail on the old vinyl To chant songs of the Mother of God. The Christmas tree is thrown out Into expanse of wilderness. “Hallelujah” Hallelujah, alleluia No matter … Continue reading New Years Day, Hallelujah, Kindergarten Forest