The Ramingo’s Porch – “Rain and The Three Kids” a Poem By Sunil Sharma

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Rain And The Three Kids

Three kids,
Covered in raincoats,
backs bulging
plastic bottles in hands

stand on pavement, hands interlinked.

Waiting eagerly to cross
a screaming traffic that refuses to stop
for the tiny citizens.


Sunil Sharma is an academic, an author and a freelance journalist from the suburban Mumbai, India. He has published 19 books so far, some solo and joint. He edits Setu: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Eleventh Hour” & “This Savage God” Two Poems By Joan McNerney

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Eleventh Hour

Wrapped in darkness we can
no longer deceive ourselves.
Our smiling masks float away.
We snake here, there
from one side to another.
How many times do we rip off
blankets only to claw more on? Continua a leggere

The Alien Buddha Wears a Yellow Vest – An Anthology Made of Net Censorship, Revolutionary Works and Bravery

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The Yellow Vest movement found their bards. To be sincere, the authors involved into this book wrote about a new utopia, a new vision of the world we’re living in. And this, and much more, is what you can find into the anthology “The Alien Buddha Wears a Yellow Vest” published by Alien Buddha Press. It is a work of love with talented voices coming from all over the world. But there’s an interesting story behind this book and Red Focks, the publisher and curator of the anthology, told us more about all the issues he faced before letting his Alien Buddha wear a Yellow Vest. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Roasting By An Open Fire” A Short Story By Mike Fiorito

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Roasting by an Open Fire

Arriving tired and hungry to my mother-in-law’s house for Christmas, a wave of cinnamon scent fills my nostrils, as I swing the front door open. The scent is so thick I have to breathe out of my mouth so I don’t choke.

My eyes still red, I’m greeted by the two-foot-tall porcelain Santa statue positioned at the door entrance.

“Hello,” says Marian, my wife. “We’re here.”

We hear rustling from upstairs. “Be right down.”

Earlier that week, I had to plead with my son Tommy to come. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Blue Mountain Rupture” and Other Poems by Maggie Mackay

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Crematorium

We unfold from the car into the chapel,
my handbag once her favourite,
my brother, baffled without his mother to tease.
The eclipse dulled. Sunshine mocked
the lateness of a March afternoon, last service. Continua a leggere

“Impeach The Motherfucker” & “Talking Shit and Doing The Funky Chicken” – New Chapbooks from Catfish McDaris

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I’m very proud to introduce you to two new chapbooks by Catfish McDaris. They are made of pure madness, fun, rage, and all the things we generally look for when we search a good chap to read. The first one is “Impeach the Motherfucker” and I suppose you all know what he is talking about. The second one is “Talking Shit and Doing The Funky Chicken“. I suppose seeing the dear old Cat doing the “Funky Chicken” is not exactly what we want to do. But c’mon, his poems are strong and dirty enough to open up a booze and cheer on them. Continua a leggere

The Ramingo’s Porch – “Router Error” and “Songbird” by Henry G. Stanton

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Router Error

If you run
one more patch cord from
the punch down block strung
through the concentrator
to the server
I will rip out that cord
and isolate your instability
wrap the nagging symptom around your meek neck and yank up
over your own Comm rack your kicking feet Continua a leggere