Issue 2 Poetry


Oppressive delusions

begin to serenade the mind.

Backward glances, unfinished as

Blurred visions whirl with pleasure.

In a sky transfigured

transparent and wavering

memories of water evaporate,

Damp hands summon in remorse.

Alchemy mutates a life of meaning

to splintered icons beneath the earth.

Somewhere a telephone rings,

recalibrates the universe.

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.