i still ache for emptiness like i
would silence in a
sighs.Continue reading “this body sinks in a dead sea”
Burning House Press are excited to welcome MAPULE MOHULATSI as our JULY 2020 guest editor! As of today MAPULE will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the month of JULY.
Submissions are open from today – and will remain open until 25TH JULY.
MAPULE’S theme for the month is as followsContinue reading “JULY 2020 Guest Editor Is MAPULE MOHULATSI!!! THEME: SINK”
Two Golden Tickets sonnets (my Charlie and The Chocolate Factory homage book of poems) from the Hot Chocolate section which involves chocolatier love triangles, femme fatale industrial spies, strip clubs and licorice .
A strip club in which Arthur Slugworth, chocolatier competitor of Willy Wonka, meets the woman who will become his secretary and industrial spy and future lover of Willy Wonka.
American Candy Expo meets in
Chicago each year. Arthur Slugworth’s jet
consistently appears before show begins
day early to play. Bittersweet secrets
over his butterscotch schnapps confessed
to the ponytailed stripper; her peach ring
pop, bubblegum thong, sweet visage suggests
she is a shell you could tell anything Continue reading “Womannotated – Hot Chocolate!”
Kohl Shadows Black Medlars
fastidious rosewater pink mache misted
a cobra petal inferred of grapebloom.
Dark Souls go to Osiris distant psychic
white sea-friend verdigris-luminescent
the old adroit ears rising of golden dog
in dusk with beasts in kohl shadows leading
the secret lucky blessed knave
black medlars opening purple in brooding
old road.in troubled sunlight ancient white
sealing here the river stone the silver meadow
you have to press yourself to the warm electrodes
let your torso be enveloped in something like the sea or blood
and the voices will inhabit you
in an operation unlike any poetry you have ever heard
there is a small risk of drowning
they will sit behind screens impassive unblinking
perhaps indicating state of mind
by jabbing the dark glass
Sounds ; it, ale , ill, Deep, d-3p. j. the fea, folemn part
in a great degree
to darken Deéply, Deep, ad in a high degree, forrowfully / the Cold
felt on collect- ing even warm Air with a Fan, or in
a ptinted flieet to fzt a fla” upon., to frnijh / the
bringing fore the fire. / as its beauti. fire fl:lir~bl”;7.in,.!