Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

Long Enough to Google by Michael Seward

abstract art with red yellow white blue and black

someone slid the jungle book my way because I look like mowgli
I belong in a place where vines eat people
and people don’t cook each other for fun
I require abundance mindsets to sip on when I can’t conjure my own
I need hair long enough to google
long enough to be able to pull out
long enough to eat if the intermittent fasting doesn’t have a killswitch
long enough to tempt Sampson
long enough to tempt Ocean
how do you define romance to someone who’s seen your intestines
gutterballed all over the grout and tile
nothing brought me here except art and momentum
engining through an ellipse of precipice and precocious prism
entered as lightness
got kicked out as gravity’s rainbow
we all float in color
we all paint down here
everything is scissor
everything is resin dipped pen
everything is letters on paper waiting to spell out your unedited gospel
just pick them up
with your little hands
and make big things

Currently 30 years old and living in Ridgewood Queens, Michael Seward is a non-binary, Iraqi-Kurdish American multidisciplinary artist who utilizes a variety of media to translate their cultural, social and personal experiences.

You’re in Fucking Portland by Aimee Hope

Zombie-people posed like mannequins in waxy flexibility; holding cardboard signs on corners of once-spirited, bustling streets that vibrated with life and movement. The ghosts of people who once frequented the

The Unwelcome by Glen Mitchell

There is an unwelcome stranger living here A thief You’ve been living here a long time You’ve stolen from me My heart My youth My spirit Stolen from me The

Nothing More by Dara Kalima

after “Ms. Found in a Bottle” a short story by Edgar Allan Poe Of my country and of my family I have little to say. They have little to say

America, The Beautiful? by Douglas G. Cala

Rampant inflation chokes the life out of purse strings and auras Conglomerated mass media infiltrates our psyches with images of celebrity, fashion and click-bait news Healthcare reform is stymied by


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