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The Portrait

The Portrait

By Chris Giacca Painting on the wall but what does it show You are the artist so you should know A heart it is, broken in two Reformed, re-shattered by the memory of you It tries to beat but just stays still It is a heart that feels no thrill No spot of joy to ease...
Fight Of My Life

Fight Of My Life

By Michael Marrotti I’ve swallowed thousands of pills Fucked the finest pussy in Pittsburgh Talked for hours to the most prestigious shrinks available Expressed my contempt through countless fist fights sometimes I won even though it feels like I’ll never...
The Terrible Writer: Introduction

The Terrible Writer: Introduction

My name is Carroway Flanagan, and I’m a hack. No, not a hacker, just a regular, garden variety, everyday hack. Every single document I open turns to wrack and ruin, possibly on account of me being a useless, pathetic, absolute sham of a writer. Everything starts...
Reluctant Pacifism

Reluctant Pacifism

By Michael Marrotti The mutual combat law has ruined my life An aggravated assault charge along with two counts of disarming an officer hasn’t been much help either The award for angriest poet is rightfully mine with one hand balled up in a fist as the other...