Issue 2 Poetry


We all confront ourselves, portraits.

Disguised as respectable people

caged in our own narcissistic vignettes.

In a world society colonized with the passionless

cries for sustenance locked in a mute grave

phantom metropolises become voiceless.

The gallery holds the key to coordinated inaction

as the melodrama unfolds, replacing hypocrisy.

Compassionless in the crowd, we find peace in ourselves.

By Carl Scharwath

Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 150+ journals selecting his poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, plays or art photography. (His photography was featured on the cover of 6 journals.) Two poetry books - 'Journey To Become Forgotten' (Kind of a Hurricane Press) and 'Abandoned' (ScarsTv) - have been published. His first photography book was recently published by Praxis. Carl is the art editor for Minute Magazine, a competitive runner, and a 2nd degree black-belt in Taekwondo.