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.

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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