These Times

By Douglas Polk power in the hands of the panicked, a frightening thing, fighting to control, what can't be controlled, pressure applied to the masses, but the control weak, a leaky dam, at best, ready to break at any moment, and flood the world with chaos. Douglas Polk is a poet from the wilds of … Continue reading These Times

Breathe In, Breathe Out

By Jessica Ricks Breathe In, Breathe Out   Everything stops. Shaking hands, heart palpitations Throat tightens, There is someone standing on my chest Weighing me down. I am falling through space, accelerating, The world is a haze. My breath is stuck, oxygen deprived Concentration long gone.   Breathe in, breathe out.   Time freezes. Suddenly … Continue reading Breathe In, Breathe Out