Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

Defending to a Loaded Gun by Sarah Bellum Mental

They open doors

to white supremacy

terrorists invited in

like it’s tea time

at the White House

while my love runs to

catch a train in New York

and has cops chase

follow

point loaded guns

at a man in service

and yell at him

to show ID

he sits between

death and life

at that moment

while resting on a bench

catching his breath

wondering why

he has to defend

running

to a loaded gun.

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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