She Looks Down and Laughs She looks down and laughsThey look down and laugh –While we thirst below with our dying tears– From their perches above the sun She looks down and laughs They look down and laughAt me at youAll of us deserted down hereWith our sadnessesAnd our ragged shoesAnd our no love She … Continue reading John Tustin
Drowning in a Loneliness Drowning in a loneliness that is so blue and so complete that it is almost beautiful. Almost beautiful in the same way that I am almost good. A gurgling water that invades the mouth and the ears and the love and the rest of it. How it envelops, how it consumes, … Continue reading John Tustin
Voices In The Night Voices in the night Of broken reality Pulling me away From sanity, From sleep Pushing me deeper in the shadows Of the trembling branches That scratch my mind With their shrunken claws That shine with the blood Of another lonely Unsanctified moon.
The Wolves Are at The Door The wolves are at the door I can hear them howl Scratching at the floor Mouths are sharp and foul In here all alone Just a skeleton in skin Mere flesh upon the bone I know they’re getting in I’ll miss my loving daughter And my understanding son Thinking … Continue reading John Tustin
horror, adj. inspiring or creating loathing, aversion, etc. sleaze, adj. contemptibly low, mean, or disreputable trash, n. literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality Welcome to HSTQ: Fall 2020, the curated collection from Horror, Sleaze and Trash! Featuring poetry by William Taylor Jr., Michael D. Amitin, Casey Renee Kiser, Judge Santiago Burdon, David J. Thompson, J.J. Campbell, Johnny … Continue reading HSTQ: Fall 2020