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Teaching Blues

(By Cher Guevara)   I see teachers Bent over piles of papers to be graded On their coffee break, Dribbling sugar and cream espresso Over tests That can’t wait for … Continue Reading Teaching Blues

“Apathy Blues” by Walter Thomas Beck III

Another innocent child Is beaten and shot By the boys in blue Who walk away clean On the streets of America tonight. Another madman With his blood full of bent … Continue Reading “Apathy Blues” by Walter Thomas Beck III

A Piece of Cloth

A Piece of Cloth (by Walter Beck) It started as a lark, a bet, A half-assed dare, Another chance to bend the rules And freak some normies out. It became … Continue Reading A Piece of Cloth

Identity: Family Portrait (By Walter Beck)

From the desk of Walter Beck: “New piece from the notebook in three parts. This is one of the most brutally honest poems I’ve ever written and truth be told, … Continue Reading Identity: Family Portrait (By Walter Beck)

“Under The Pale Gray Moon” by Walter Thomas Beck III

Here is a short story from our Bi Laurette Walter Beck. Hope you enjoy as much as I do. “Lynnette” Under the Pale Gray Moon By Walter Beck It was … Continue Reading “Under The Pale Gray Moon” by Walter Thomas Beck III

Political Suicide Note (By Walter Beck)

Political Suicide Note (By Walter Beck) For Governor Mike Pence You locked yourself in your office Far from the press and public; And in the company of friends You signed … Continue Reading Political Suicide Note (By Walter Beck)

No Language

Thank you Lottie at The Biscuit for publishing this. I just want to add it is not safe for everyone to come out. But we CAN learn to accept and … Continue Reading No Language

For Leelah

The Last Tears Shed: No More Martyrs Blues Pt. IV (By Walter Beck) For Leelah Alcorn 1997-2014 Yet another young sister gone too soon In a flash of desperation. Another … Continue Reading For Leelah

He Tells Her

He Tells Her (for Ruth B.) He tells her that the Earth is flat – He knows the facts, and that is that. In altercations fierce and long She tries … Continue Reading He Tells Her

Divine Verdict (By Walter Beck)

Divine Verdict (By Walter Beck) God won’t judge America for the millions of Native Americans slaughtered over the last 200 years. He won’t judge her for the Trail of Tears, … Continue Reading Divine Verdict (By Walter Beck)

In and Out by Colleen Elizabeth McTigue

In and Out I once wanted to fit In. Now I want to fit Out. Transsexual, bisexual, polyamorous, lesbian, queer, female… All these identities and more I claim for my … Continue Reading In and Out by Colleen Elizabeth McTigue

August Heat by Walter Beck

August Heat (By Walter Beck) For Michael Brown Lady Justice weeps from clouds of tear gas As Ferguson, Missouri burns. She weeps tears of blood, Like a vengeful saint Praying … Continue Reading August Heat by Walter Beck

Still Exiles/Freedom (Burn down the Last Door) By Walter Beck

STILL EXILES For Ben Snipes All the years And all the seasons that have passed, I still heard it in your voice today. We’re still exiles, Remembering the salted soil … Continue Reading Still Exiles/Freedom (Burn down the Last Door) By Walter Beck

Start the Revolution Without Me (by Walter Beck)

Many of us feel frustrated and sad because we cannot participate as much as we would like in our community. Pride Month intensifies those feelings. Be assured just by sharing … Continue Reading Start the Revolution Without Me (by Walter Beck)

Coattail Rider Blues (By Walter Beck)

 Coattail Rider Blues (by Walter Beck) Dancing on a tightrope Strung across two worlds, Time warping on a high wire Over a sea split by colors. Yeah, I’m a fence … Continue Reading Coattail Rider Blues (By Walter Beck)

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