Nicholas Stern… The Car Was Alarmed


Car Was Alarmed by Nicholas Stern

Car Was Alarmed by Nicholas Stern

the car was alarmed
armed and dangerous
a raging road runner
disabled now
by smart circuitry
but not before
deafening neighbors
who will be avenged
by howling dogs
who won’t be silenced
with the flick of a switch
life was simpler
I suppose
when all you had to do
was fall off your horse
and piss under a crescent moon


Copyright © 2016 by Nicholas Stern









B.Z. Niditch… Water Shortage


Water Shortage

Rates of statistics
from catastrophic
climate critics
not listened to;
upon the mountain
a mother and child
under shadows of trees;
only drops of rain.


B.Z. Niditch is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher who resides in Brookline, Massachusetts. His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including:Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; HawaiiReview; LeGuepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest); Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others. His latest poetry collections are “Lorca at Sevilla”,”Captive Cities.”

Copyright © 2016 by B.Z. Niditch








Louis Marvin… Little White Haired Japanese Lady


Little White Haired Japanese Lady

we are into you for at least 120 grand
10 years and a few days change
saltines in a cracker box
she sweeps away the leaves and wilted flowers

they take the trash away

the Chinese mother started a conversation with you. . .
on and on it has gone
10 years of life tracking, story swapping

talk-about what ails ya

they can forgive the forthright Chinese woman

bring the chastisements for her haole husband
he rubs us the wrong way like the desert does a thirsty man


Louis Marvin-tour guide-poet-gigolo born Burbank, raised hell phoenix, lives/loves the Chinese girls in the Pacific island read a poem where the Gin Blossoms played in Tempe, AZ (no one threw a bottle or up)

Copyright © 2015 by Louis Marvin