Drown the Clown by Gary Duehr

“Dats right, genius,” muttered Jeckles, flicking his cigar ash onto the gravel. “We iz a dyin breed, we iz.”             From the lawn chair beside his Winnebago, Jeckles eyed the bloody sun slipping down into the thin pines ringing the fairground lot. A red-and-white greasepaint target stretched across his sagging jowls. From his Yankees cap,…

Read More

Last Season by Tamar Kapanadze

Broken dreams and scattered expectationsBuried in your malignant intentions.I thought you brought me blooming blossomsbut left me with the scars,Wounded by your indifferent and stabbing snow petals.Giving you my winter moon was not enough for you,so it’s the last season walking on your avenue.Should I keep the tangerine as my little secret?The pieces of your…

Read More

Reality Check by Karima Hoisan

Yes, I rememberThe night sounds of summer, Windows echoing the call to prayer, Kids playing in the streets, Wind blowing our sheets, Curtains swaying to the beat, With too loud music from a party somewhere, A wedding procession honking their horns, The smell of hot falafel, Shrill sirens and voices, Hot words and hot scorns.  We floated up through the ceiling Left…

Read More