The Gates of Nothingness

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Answer to Our Youth

by Dennis O’Brien

Poem


My Trip to Catalina

by Jonathan Craig

Prose


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice

Prose


The Turret Guard

by Jack Tompkins

Sketch


Medication Blues

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Why We Stand

By kimberly green, Air Force

Writing Type: Poem

By Kimberly Green
--Fort Smith, AR

                    

He didn’t know if anyone was home,

so he waited outside

in his chair alone.


On the drive with its winding path,

thoughts of his brothers 

would make him laugh.


He waited and waited most of the day.

He really didn’t want

to come back home this way.


But here he was, his belongs by his side.

He brushed back a tear,

hoping his mother wouldn’t cry.


The car neared as the sun crept down,

throwing off dirt.

Maybe he shouldn’t have come around.


"Billy!" his mother exclaimed.

"You're home at last!"

Cold War medals upon his chest.


He hadn’t prepared them;

he knew it was a mistake.

His mother’s heart, he knew, would break.


"My son! My son!"

was all he could hear,

his mother’s face blinded with tears.


"My legs are gone;

it’s okay, Mom, don’t cry."

His father sobbing, he thought he’d die.


His chair he sat in of course had wheels.

This amazing war hero,

a United States Navy Seal.




























Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice

Prose


That Look

by David Marchant

Poem


A Knock on the Door

by Diane Wasden

Prose


A 1984 Exception

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


Empty

by Michelle Pond

Photograph