Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

Crybully by Mark A Fisher

you’re no patriot
playing pretend dress-up
in Chinese knock-off
tacti-cool underroos
wrapped up in your
monuments and tombs
where you pray
for a history that never was
throwing yourself
into front lines
you don’t belong
while your Twitler
inspects his bunker
investing in
comrades and klansmen
for just another 5%
increase to our national hate
poisoning the lifeblood
of a more perfect union
while you become
the low hanging fruit
being seen for what you are
only now becoming afraid
of the truth and
consequences

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

guy with a dark beard and moustache wearing a black graphic tee

Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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