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They wear war paint

Of red, white and blue.

Wave flags

From a bloodied past.

Shout battlecries

That claim false truths.

Spurred on by a man

They idolise.

A man whose only god

Is in the mirror.

 

Emma Mooney

BIO:

Author of A Beautiful Game and Wings to Fly
Please visit my author website at www.emmamooney.co.uk  Or follow me on Twitter @EmmaMooney21
RELEVANT COVER LETTER: “Dear editors,
I saw your call for submissions on Facebook and I’m attaching a short poem I wrote last night after watching the horrific images and scenes coming out of Washington. I’m a Scottish novelist and poet and felt compelled to express my anger. “
book cover of Dominant Genes

BOOK REVIEW: Dominant Genes by SJ Sindu

In S.J. Sindu’s Black River Chapbook Competition winning collection, she posits questions about female bodies and queer identities as a means to confront and interrogate tradition. Dominant Genes serves as

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