Everything’s Fine by Flower Bomb

Apathy silences a singing heart with a swollen throat..with razor blade wings collapses a sky of hope. The rolling gears carry a tune that dances upon decorated graves as the machine lives to sing another day. ---- Written December 17, 2012


The Astronomer By Alexander Rezk

I will paint the wind with my tears, I will make of them strands of silver, Threads of knowing, Shining bands lapping up the moonlight. I will beg the sea with my cries, I will cast the shore asunder, Broken horizons, Waves of longing tugging at the starlight. I will watch the glaciers whisper, I [...]

AKU DAN DIRIKU / I With Myself by Okty Budiati

18 Februari dari balik likat menyamar pula rembulan kematian bukanlah limbah seperti taburan belantik tikam rongga pekuburan aku jalani hidup di bumi kebiadaban raga terobati merakit gasing berkarat tercekik serasa bernafas di sudut ini; aku kesepian perang menarikku pulang --------------------- February 18th, behind the murky nebulous moon death is not the cesspool like the sparkling [...]

And the Spirit Wept by Brendon Crook

The spirit wept as humanity, Unsheathed its sword against nature. The silver sword sweeping, Dragging the free and mystical, To their eternal silence, In a neon lit orgy of greed, Leaving far behind the sacred groves. As humanity plummets, Ever further into the yawning abyss of hell, The seeds of despair become, Mighty forests of [...]

Cardboard Moon by Flower Bomb

An election is an annually re-newed prescription fill, certified and picture-framed by the exploding skys of lead-rain imperialism. So many digits and numbers tie the knots of woven order and security that keep us warm in the dark space of infinity, but their sunshine is a dying star and their beaches are washed up ash [...]

Call For Submissions For Issue 2 of The Night Forest Journal.

Following the response we have received for the first issue of The Night Forest Journal, we are pleased to announce the call out for submissions for the second issue. As a project that is based online, it is clear that those who want to write with us, and those who enjoy reading our words, share [...]

For The Children-March 15th 2019 by Dan John

It’s often repeated To listen to your elders But what if your elders talk emphatically of only wildly fantastical things? Leprechauns and meritocracy Unicorns and GDP Loch Ness monsters and sustainability Sasquatch and the global economy Children should get to take the future’s face between both hands Gaze into its eyes and kiss it deeply [...]