Dancing in the Dark by Anand R Raghavan

On the sidewalk of a private roadour dinner table preservesa faux european ambienceeven the weatherbows to cooperatewith this subterfuge I feel anchoredin a rapturous melancholyand a beer glasssteadily emptied and refilled The conversation floatslike a kaleidoscopeof sentiments and opinionsaccumulating intoan imagined formof who i am my most precious possessioncreated from thin air like fiat currency…

A Short List by Tony Espino

I glance down at the list written on the palm of my hand. I don’t remember why my middle finger is crooked. But it must be the reason no one takes me serious when I flip them off. It’s hard to read my skin without any lights on. I’m left in the shadows since the…

Rules by Don Matthews

(True story – I was a university student.  My father a preacher.) I went to university Questioned all the rules Wondered why some followed them Looking like such fools Follow rules by all means Those which do make sense Don’t follow blindly all the sheep Cos many just plain dense Question question question I was…