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The Poem in Which I Open Myself Like a Door by Kolawole Samuel Adebayo (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

There is a small voice inside us all. A spirit— if you please —known to you only.You only. Who knows the spirit of a man beyond the body housing it? I have known mine to rebel—a dog straying deep into the wild fields, away from that damned whistle of control. What you call rebellion is my spirit… Read More The Poem in Which I Open Myself Like a Door by Kolawole Samuel Adebayo (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

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Sorrow Sweet by Kaila Gallacher (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

she’s sorrow sweet serpentine saviors see a scarred, scared, silly, little girl prey for stealthy sacrament, she won’t be missedwill be savoureddelectably simple mindedher sacrificial skin—becomes silk soft shame, she, they claim; stroking, slithering, stealing but she, a simple soul, holds a softer strength one that endures after sacrifice, slithering snakes fleestriking wagers with any devil to hide in… Read More Sorrow Sweet by Kaila Gallacher (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

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We Don’t Need None by Tim Fab-Eme (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

Momma pulls out a can of kidee permpins my two-year-old sis down between her kneesand smears her head, complaining, strand after strand; I join Angela-Davis murmuring we don’t need none; she says fine people have straight hair, smoothas a mirror, not the thorns and thistles we wear on our heads like hooded vultures, points tiny white girls… Read More We Don’t Need None by Tim Fab-Eme (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

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uneasy by R. J. Beck (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

sleep evades meI am restlessListlesstossing and turningbut towardnothing, in particular unmoved, yet always moving agitated, anxiously awaiting THE NEXT BIG THING! and I have no idea what it should be there’s a constant buzz in my ear a drip, drip, dripdown the back of my necka rumble of wonderalong my skin quieting the cacophonythat reverberates… Read More uneasy by R. J. Beck (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

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Long Live the Voice by Holly Cooper (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

Iand as the placardsrisei see the ghostof ared flag –the distant lands ofcenturies pastare among us echoing with furiousleaders demandingjusticefor those who cannot: quietened by the inevitablehail of bullets. IIand yet they are neversilenced:scrawled words leftto loved oneswhisper rebellion in turnpages are written offriends, lovers, brothersbeaten back bythose who would fight for powerover truth IIIand… Read More Long Live the Voice by Holly Cooper (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

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The Romance of Doing Nothing by Oliver Shrouder (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

Against the wood of a tabletop,where fingerprint whorls are smoothed to scarsa vacant paper globe is boltedwith tape. All its sides are curved,a ghost without an image, baredbloodless for the hands of eager children.This vacant Earth is taxidermied in fear,its unseen heart tensed like a pressed springblank and flat to fill the drawing room. Quick… Read More The Romance of Doing Nothing by Oliver Shrouder (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

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Awaiting the Death of Spin by David Lewis Pogson (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)

A rabid wolf strides the trees,Carrying the spinning disease.Infecting the blood Blue or Red,Herding the headless chickens andThe ostrich that buries its head. The wolf pays heed to no voice,Leaving victims without any choice.And loyal supporters lie deadAmongst the headless chickens andThe ostrich that buries its head. Populism freed it to maim,To attack those lacking… Read More Awaiting the Death of Spin by David Lewis Pogson (Lucent Dreaming Issue 6)