Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

Steiner Street by Christian Garduno

She knows all the places to go
ske knows how to walk in late
& leave 10 minutes before they miss you
I can see us happening
in another Universe
maybe if this one doesn’t work out

She wears your Bob Marley shirt to sleep at night
two sizes too big
it helps her sleep at night
That Chesire cat smile of yours when you look the other way
you ash your cigarette
and the world crashes up against your hip

BIO:Christian Garduno lives and writes in South Texas.

Goodnight, Taj Mahal by Andre Peltier

Deep below earth, clay and sand, deep below roots and aquifers, it lies in wait. Like that silent coyote stalking her white-tailed deer through the brush, it waits patiently and

contain by Megan Cartwright

verb past tense: contained; past participle: contained 1. have or hold (someone or something) within. Similar: hold carry To have and to hold in our own microcosm, constructed of hope.

Listening to Words by Mona Mehas

Listening to words out of touch cross lily pads, one to the next my rules, a tiny picture frame debt of honor, repay the gift. Headlights illuminate the path listening

Blooming by Elizabeth Gade

Some days are easy and some days are exhausting the days you have to dig through the muck inside take more hits than a heavyweight prize fighter cling to life

Pomegranate Rose by Laura Peña

I want to feed this delicacy To my concubine A tiny spoonful at a time I want to watch the luscious sorbet Linger on the tip of her tongue Melt

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