I Am a Witness to Power, What Am I

Take me in hand, I await the journey of your inner thoughts, your love, rage, and your fears obedient to your command. I anticipate the things I will…


“Befriending the Horse,” “The Loneliest Place on Earth,” and “Broken Beautiful”

Befriending the Horse Feelings are like A bucking horse ---You once read--- They pull you This way and that, But, says the author You mustn’t shy…


I Was Gonna Kill Myself But Then I Missed My Train

It’s my last day on earth The way my body teeters Tells me that this is it The earth’s rotation is too much For my meager existence I am crooked like…


“Countenance Recesses,” “Bitter Heaven,” and “Edginess”

Countenance Recesses The black Bible is your travelling book, having mostly all its pages missing or still flying in the midair, where they are…


“Terror Maintenance,” “S.O.S.,” “Carrion Song,” and Other Poems

Terror Maintenance Names change but the in-house inferiors inventory remains. At the ends of each day, the alphabetical order sags with labels, dog…


Daedalus to a Chorus of Blue Birds

America, a fool's estate where space and time evaporate and all things ride the wind like smoke in rings that dissipate and float or rise like…


“Castles Made of Sand Are Called Sand Castles,” “Miss DeNiro’s Headdress,” “Bullet Points,” and “The Crime of Understanding”

Castles Made of Sand Are Called Sand Castles I am a rentboy living in a ramshackle apartment at the Champs Elysees Complex in downtown Dhahran in the…


Five Poems by Simon Perchik

Untitled As if by yourself the harness Half-branches, half-marble struggling to slow the moss and around both shoulders the crowd envies such a…


“Shitass Part-Time Job,” “Heart-Killing Poison,” and “That’s the Point, Stupid!”

Shitass Part-Time Job I have to work this shitass part-time job. It’s a whole load of bullshit. It’s the only Goddamn option I have. Some people…


“Nigh-,” “Night,” and “Playhouse”

Nigh--- was the stage we almost--- started a new life together crafted in a nightly hush--- rushing our verdant minds versing our ardent hearts---…