A July 2022 Poetry Showcase by Mike Zone

Icarus Wings

Stumbling around with waxwork wings
ground flights amidst underground turmoil
I looked to the sky and saw the sun and it was you
solar rays far reaching
tigress burning bright
I took flight
knowing all too well
how worth it, it would be
to burn bright
to burn away at your touch
wings melted
to touch the Earth
a crash wrapped in ecstasy

"my god"

that phrase- MY GOD
MY GOD- humble thyself before thee
I need your assistance
Your restoration
Taken aback
Give me understanding
MY GOD- I ask thee, let me plead with thee
A self-serving prayer
I cannot comprehend my misery
Divine nor man-made
MY GOD- whom I own
Do not mock what is mine
Do not question nor conflate this narrative
My god and I are one
Reflective of one another
Made in his image
We are the divine face
Of the divine face
Every knee shall bend
Head will bow
Tongue shall break
it’s just all too incomprehensible

the language of stars

older than words
cosmic orbs elongated through a lunar light shining liquid
constellations- maps of voluntary imaginary worlds as real the as mirror held up to reality in a picture or video-drone captivity 
take an atomic breath
inhale depleted ozone
remember the void
conjuring the map from whence we came upon the origin of this pale blue dot
I’ll always remember the ghosts of electromagnetic fields
how dust is really ash and that the land may waste as psychopathic empires collapse
pockets of savagery will survive in urban wilderness
compassion and insight begin anew
a much finer world
but for now
I’ll caress nocturnal puddles washing more celestial bodies into an infinite sea


Remembering the fire
what we were then
what we are now
how the flame quickly licked my back
there’s this small scar I got
we never got to talk about
but that’s okay
being mostly forgotten
seldom echoes keep our fury caged
you’re staring at a wall of concrete for about forty-five years
I’m just sitting here, sipping tea, writing


Trigger and implode
Society is imploding
I love it
trigger and implode
keep voting centrist
trigger and implode
keep voting conservative
trigger and implode
give me more implosion
trigger and implode
bring on the reset
trigger and implode
trigger and implode
narco-fascism= narc-rot
love it or leave it
trigger and implode

Bio: Mike Zone is the Editor in Chief of Dumpster Fire Press, the author of  Shedding Dark Places (almost), One Hell of a Muse, A Farewell to Big Ideas and Void Beneath the Skin, as well as coauthor of The Grind.  frequent contributor to Alien Buddha Press and Mad Swirl. His work has been featured in: Horror Sleaze Trash, Better Than Starbucks, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Synchronized Chaos, Outlaw Poetry and Cult Culture magazine. 

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

1 comment

  1. So good to see Mike’s needed voice in the Showcase for Fevers of the Mind!! Thanks David and of course to the Maestro.


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