Faces of the Homeless 3

by Ty Andrews

Drawing


Years Gone

by Penny Deere

Poem


Ella's Submarine

by David Ludlow

Prose


Drifting Wood

by William Snead

Poem


A Red Alert

by Williams Kurrle

Poem


This Valley of Thistles

by Mary de Morales

Poem,Mix media design process


Remote Control

By Lynn Norton, Air Force

Writing Type: Poem

By Lynn A. Norton
—Leawood, KS


Plastic handguns designed to shoot infrared bullets.
No skills needed. Acquire the target, aim, press
trigger. Avoid accidental discharge.  

How remote? Enough range to tease neighbors. Shots
fired through windows change TV channels, introduce
families to anime, test patterns, subtitled movies.  

How much control? More like suggestions, really.
Appliances seem to have their own agendas. Instructions
are routinely challenged, misinterpreted, ignored.

Let machines know who’s boss. You have a gun. In fact,
you have many guns: one for each brand and purpose.  
Brandish them in holsters, belts, ordinance vests.  

Euthanize devices that defy your will. Unplug them until
circuits succumb to amnesia. Treat them like newborns  
upon revival. Provide guidance, secret codes, trust.

You are the master of their universe. Act like it.  

Faces of the Homeless 3

by Ty Andrews

Drawing


Going South

by William Greenhut

Prose


When You Wish Upon a Star

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


Ride 'em Cowboy

by Dan Yates

Prose


COVID 19

by Lisa Farabelli

Poem


Who?

by Neal Morrison Jr

Poem