PROPHETS AND WITCH DOCTORS

She says She has visions Sees things That no one else Can see She knows All the names Of all the angels Seroquel Abillify Depakote Thorazine Lithium The witch doctors say She is bi-polar Manic-depressive Rapid cycle Schizophrenic They have All the solutions In little yellow bottles Seroquel Abillify Depakote Thorazine Lithium ©workingclassproduction.com, 2014

To My Big Brother with Love

To My Big Brother with Love I had wondered for many years, Lived through tons of tears, Pondering what could have been, My brother, the hero I always saw within. Time to time the thoughts came back, Wasn’t I your sister? Wasn’t I your blood? We each parted our own way, Our “family” didn’t help,…

If he could spell, he’d really be dangerous

  If he could spell, he’d really be dangerous, but spelling was never high on Joe’s list of ‘must improves.’ I took what many of my colleagues thought was a chance on Joe twice when he was in high school: talking him into enrolling in Advanced Placement English (“But Cizmar, I don’t think I fit…

NIGHT CAP

Sipping Molotov cocktails While watching The world end On YouTube Live digital stream Viral infection of the mass mind Consumed by media glitter Self-degradation Overnight celebrity status No bar too low How far Can you go? Triple team porno Coke by the kilo Sandy Hook sunk deep in the mouth Outrage from the South Cold…

Cartoons

Originally posted on Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets:
by Joe Gardner I was real young 6 maybe 7 Watching Hannah-Barbara cartoons It was after Thundar the Barbarian With his magical sun sword But before Captain Caveman Would come on You had the Super Friends All the DC heroes Right there On black and white TV…

L3 LAUNCH AT THE STAY GALLERY

Join us for the launch party for Lummox 3, now in its third year. 177 contributors bring poetry, essays on poetry craft, reviews and 5 interviews of poets ( Daniel McGinn, Rick Smith, Doug Holder Grace Cavalieri and John Macker). Some of the contributors include Tim Tipton, G. Murray Thomas, Dominqu Trista, and Alisha Attella.…

GETTING RICH (a dogs story)

“One these days I’m gonna get rich from playing the lottery But for now I’m counting up my money One penny after another Put them all together now I got three dollar enough for 40oz amber bottle of pleasure and maybe a cheap cigar” he would holler chest stuck out full of Johnny Courage and…

BROWN HOODIE

Threadbare worn out brown hoodie With a hole in the sleeve Doing its best to comfort me As I sit here in the Lakewood morning dark Get the jump start On the morning Racing the Raising Sun to the Ocean ©workingclassproduction.com, 2014

GETTING BY ALL RIGHT

I guess things will never be the same now Every since he said goodbye We never saw the aftermath coming Never knew we were high enough up To be able to fall down so low. He left us in ‘08 We were still wishing on stars Complete denial about the reality Of the cancer that…