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Anger by Amal

[CN: suicidal ideation]

Anger

There is an anger inside of me
that claws its way out of me
One that tears apart the demon asleep on my tongue
My lungs are a raging lava
My blood boils
My self-control is not so loyal.
What if I just unleash the beast
Sometimes, I wanna show them my claws
I wanna show them I can stand up for myself

fight-or-flight
fight-or-flight
no, fight fight fight

I wanna sink my fangs into the throat of their ignorance
Drag their egos through the mud because dirt does not
discriminate against –
it buries.
And all flesh tastes the same to the maggots
sometimes I want to crush their bones
into dust.
They think of themselves gods
but everyone is the same height when
their faces are in the ground

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Two Poems by Guy Elston

Jennifer’s Wish

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Elephant Slide in the Exclusion Zone – A poem by Laura Wainwright

Elephant Slide in the Exclusion Zone
After David McMillan’s photograph, Pripyat, Ukraine, October 2002.

To forgive
can sometimes mean to think
of them as a child: a wisped head
turned in a wheaten basket. Soft fists.
A bumblebee in a foxglove flower.

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Bobbie-Jo Treglown: War

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War

Bobbie-Jo Treglown is a retired dancer and choreographer. Now in her fifties, she uses her life experiences as a medium. She is also a writer, performance poet and artist. Recently she collaborated with Degenerate Space on Solus and The City and previous publishers include Emmylou Books and Little Red Writers.

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