Gnashing Teeth Publishing

| words that get in your teeth

What Brought This On by Susan Kay Anderson

This day. This president
counting on disruption
going too far
wild
a polite term
for what is
a
simple
obvious
crime
against taxpayers
against wage slaves
our oppression
so obvious
so exploited
by those at the
highest level
whose hearts
from Kansas from Oklahoma
have now slightly changed
on into
the demanding
night
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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