Category Archives: Poetry

Violets

From Pluvial Gardens by Kyle J. Knapp

Violets by Kyle J. Knapp

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The Tyger

by William Blake (1794)

Copy A of Blake's original printing of The Tyger, c. 1795. Copy A is currently held by the British Museum. [Wikipedia]

Copy A of Blake’s original printing of The Tyger, c. 1795. Copy A is currently held by the British Museum. [Wikipedia]

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$25

by KEITH RAWSON

the nurse
drawing my plasma
is having
trouble finding
a vein

she asks again
about drug use

and
about why I’m choosing
to donate
today?

her fingers shake,
her skin is blotchy

with white heads,
her voice is a cat’s tail
slammed

in a rusty screen door.

I tell her,

I’m too lazy to work
for $7.50 an hour
and rent is
due in

two weeks

And I can’t afford a
Gun.

(originally appeared at The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly)


Keith Rawson is a little-known pulp writer whose short fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have been widely published both online and in print. He is the author of the short story collection The Chaos We Know (SnubNose Press)and Co-Editor of the anthology Crime Factory: The First Shift. He lives in Southern Arizona with his wife and daughter.

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The Perfect Day

From Celebrations in the Ossuary by Kyle J. Knapp
"The Perfect Day" by Kyle J. Knapp

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