Voices in an Especially Ominous Night by J. J. Steinfeld

when you hear voices(voices almost like visions almost like frightened animals given voice, fleeing wilderness) in an especially ominous night you trapped by fitful sleep, by deceived sleep, by sleeplessness, voices as yells, screams, shouts, the roaring of confusion, as whispers articulate and inarticulate, in other languages, words from other worlds, other times, other regrets,…

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Bulimic by Robert Beveridge

You tell me yes, tell me again after each time you eat the flesh of human desire of human consumption   you vomit out the fatigue you feel at being one of many one of the mindless pack of maddening humanity   look at the little boy turn his head until his neck sprouts—you can…

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A Scavenger of Words by J. J. Steinfeld

Idiomatic idiotic remarks as the clock tick-tocks away into the memory of time. What does that drivel mean? Perhaps I should have said, or even sang out, Idiotic idiomatic remarks, the order, you know, is meaningful and full of meaning. You should be fed to carrion eaters that have no time for words only for…

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Resonance by Linda Neuer

Only the original foundation is intact, all history replaced with central heating and plastic pipes. But the pacing in the attic doesn’t sound like mice. Why this pacing? Why this chill? If they are lonely, why not join us? Are they too polite in their pain to ask for help? Shouldn’t they provide solace for…

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Ventriloquist by Richard King Perkins II

I am replete with suspension, but have no expression. You’re greeted on a sloping cliffside with circuitry muted. Pulleys have no words, but the thing I call a heart keeps the most essential few. I’m writing them here before your muscles fatigue waiting for pistons that will never move. ••• BIO: Richard King Perkins II…

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Helios Quarterly Magazine Vol. 1, Issue 2: RE_ACTED

“Near the sun is the center of the universe” – Nicolaus Copernicus Vol. 1, Issue 002 (Theme: RE_ACTED) Cover Art: Zombie robots of DOOM by Devin Francisco Editor’s Corner: Our Secrets by Elizabeth O. Smith Art: Prey by Ron Sanders Cheese by James Keen (toeken) Something Ravaged, Something Red and The Beast Within by Shikhar Dixit…

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Helios Quarterly Magazine Vol. 1, Issue 1: Miscommunication

“The sun is new each day” – Heraclitus Vol. 1, Issue 001 (Theme: Miscommunication) Cover Art: 42 by Devin Francisco Editor’s Corner: New Horizons by Elizabeth O. Smith Art: BINASA by Sigied Himawan Yudhanto (cranenoir) Poetry: Ventriloquist by Richard King Perkins II (6 Lines) Resonance by Linda Neuer (21 Lines) A Scavenger of Words by J. J. Steinfeld (25 Lines)…

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