Smiles-Olde Punk/RamJet Poetry

Olde Punk-RamJet Poetry

RamJet Poetry


I’m followed by a shadow called danger

it smiles occasionally

the grin is disfigured and frightening

to the unlearned, almost beautiful

in the smile is a joke with no humor

and little patience

the joke is a twisted, morbid affair with

little humor and undeniable hunger

knowledge of the instruments of ire

very useful in thought and deed

severed voices combine on the wire

combustion impact oranges blossom

add another scar to my life

gangrene rehabilitation

blood of the fruit flows in floral vintages thick and sweet

tainted white with a twist of shameless passion

Mercy hospital plays heart-strings

a mournful sound

a tangled skein of broken thread

becomes cloak for my soul

fragile spaghetti western town

a wooden eggshell

face upon face upon face

masques of deceit and despair

Viking retributions in modern-day life

calling on your contributions

alive, yet not

you and your ways

slave to master despised…

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Caged-Malicia Frost/Malicia’s Malebolge

Malicia Frost-Malicia’s Malebolge

Murder Tramp Birthday


Are you attracted to wounded animals?
Come here, sweetie
I’ll show you my scars
tell you how I’ve suffered
to make you get on your knees for me
I’m not responsible
For your careless desires
Do you like it only when it can’t hurt you?
Do you like it only when I whimper?
You should be ashamed
You’re the one walking
on the other side of the bars
Won’t you pity a carcass
an empty lover
to hide inside?
I would have heard you say no
if I didn’t see the blood from your flower
dripping down your bruised legs
to love is to convince yourself
there is nothing more
out there


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Beyond the Grave-Max Meunier/Dissociative Void

Max Meunier-Dissociative Void

Max Meunier

we obscure our words
for fear
of truths
only they hold

unable to bear
the letters
staring back
so stark and cold

we must express
our feelings
lest we tend
our spirit’s death

like blood
begins congealing
with every
unspoken breath

none would choose
to bear such burden
from an ivory tower
of pain

shattered tears
shall heed no warden
each and every
one the same

so it is
through words
thus written
of what pervades

dormant tales
to be spoken
from beyond
the grave

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there was space, and there was the empty distance between us-Ari Purkayastha/Fallen Alone

Ari Purkayastha, Fallen Alone

Fallen Alone

i have been, and i will always be, that pair of eyes that was too restless to ever hold yours when you spoke. i have those hands that were far too engaged in playing with themselves to ever acknowledge yours; and i have a tongue that only ever talked with the empty rooms to remember how it felt to utter words within ears of a breathing person.

so you see, how could the person i wrote of be any more real than myself?

and you—

you have been that stranger that offered me free shots of tequila, and the unfulfilled promise of a night together where we fucked more than just our bodies (where we fucked our hearts into submission, because there is nothing more degrading and beautiful than to watch your heart beat in a submissive whimper- too broken to even consider the thought of being unfaithful), and you…

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A blue moon and a wolf-Nicole Lyons/ The Lithium Chronicles

Nicole Lyons of The Lithium Chronicles

The Lithium Chronicles

The sun has set
a thousand times
since the night
a blue moon burst
and I opened my door
to a wolf grinning wildly,
chewing on my name.
My, what spectacular eyes
he had; deep pools of golden
madness churning the reflection
of my surprise
into blazing fire that broke
his gaze and seared fear
into my flesh.
My pulse raced, leaping
to ride the sweet stench
of terror ripping holes
through my veins
before it danced under
the great weight of his
paws crushing
the walls of my chest.
The sun has set
a thousand times
since the night
a blue moon burst,
and cast its shadow
upon pebbles,
and the wolf
that would steal my breath.
But even now, on
the eve of a rising,
I can barely breathe
until I hear them
howling in the distance,
and then I will drift, pulling
wilderness from my hair

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A DECADE OF SOLITUDE-Rana Kelly/ 2nd star to the Left, straight on ’til morning


Almost a decade


Of desolation and disguise.


Of loneliness and downcast eyes.


My spine was pulled


Out of my mad mouth


And I laid there breathless


For this eternity.


Fear of the enemy


Pushed me to soliloquy


For an eternity


Of my wolves hunted


And fresh hell.


I walk forward over water


Washed clean of your sickness


You cannot kick me


In the guts again.


I will rise


And eat your face


Shred your skin


And walk westward


Crushing your setting sun.

[Rana Kelly was born and raised in the Deep South, and now resides in the Southwest.  Her poetry, personal essays, short fiction, and photography has been published in anthologies and literary magazines far and wide over the years, from Caesura to featherproof press, FM to Ceremony Collected. Her first novel, Until Her Darkness Goes, was published in 2015. She’s currently writing her second novel under a pseudonym.]

Eating Away to the Bone – SRP

stick to yourself afraid of what could happen


when I’m cornered


what i may do


scared of what you make me do


the things I’ve done


the things I’ve said


why does it always end this way


why does it have to be so sad


why do i hurt so bad


eating myself from the inside out


black cancer growing inside of me 


i feel less everyday




nothings shocking anymore


exhausted i havent slept for days




self loathing


all day


every day


never ending

[SRP is a co-creator of Sudden Denouement and driving force in the collective. He is a musician, a writer, and a friend.]