Scrimp and Save.

JW Mark

All in static black we scrimp and save

Despotic in our malcontent

For what could be, (but never is) the end

Of hunger, dread and doubt.


Feigning sleep to wake at mid-day

when the sunshine spent (now lost)

We leave in hopes to find a cloudy indecision

                  black sheet focus/ rain swept fortune

                  All in torment of our purpose and our course


Wander pathways paved of horrors

Find a someplace white inside she screams

                 Disenchantment held inside her vowels, she says,

                 “I think I cry torrential downpours” and


Presumed escape from some entrapment

held inside her mind and treading in misfortune

All is scattered, lost and lazy




JW Mark is a poet living in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Among the publications to include his work are The Ampersand Review, Eunoia Review, The Midwest Literary Magazine, flashquake, and The North Chicago Review. He is the author of a novel, entitled Artifice, as well as a book of poems entitled Patched Collective. He can be contacted at jwmarkmail@gmail.com

THE THREE FURIES: WRITING WITH A VENGEANCE COMING UP THIS SUNDAY.

The Three Furies: Writing with a Vengeance

Sunday, May 15—5:00pm
A Gathering of the Tribes
285 East Third Street (between Ave C & D) #2
(212) 674-3778
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Known as “the Angry Ones” in Greek myth, the Furies were a trio of vengeful women born from the blood drops of the castrated appendage of Uranus (whose Titan son, Cronus, did him a dirty turn). They were psychological tormentors, the personification of vindictiveness and retribution. In art they were represented as winged creatures wearing nothing but snakes. In this reading by emerging writers Jamey Bradbury, Ansel Elkins, and Thera Webb—recent graduates of the MFA program in creative writing at University of North Carolina-Greensboro—they will forego niceties and read from an unforgiving selection of their latest work. If you’re bored with bucolic love poems, or have recently be wronged by a paramour, this Gathering of the Tribes is the place to savor the sweet taste of revenge.

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