I am delighted to share two of my poems, Postage Due and Under The Disco Lights, are published in the second issue of Free Verse Revolution’s enriched and distinct literary magazine!
Titled Hermes (the kaleidoscope), this issue explores individuality, personality, love, heartbreak, and communication as through the eyes and persona of the Greek messenger god, Hermes. Hermes also represents trade, wealth, luck, fertility, language, thieves, and travel: Hermes is a kaleidoscope.
I chose to approach the concepts of Hermes and the kaleidoscope as two different dynamics and treated each one to a rendition of the face I put to each word. Ultimately, we are all our own collection of colors. Giving breath to one shade requires focus.
Through poetry, prose, and artwork from thirty-nine different creators, Hermes (the kaleidoscope) explores soulful stories and gives rise to food for thought. Within this collection, Hermes is both familiar and unknown. In abstract and surreal but always evocative writing, the messenger god is reborn and reborn again.
Reading this issue, I am reminded of the amazing facets individuality takes on. Thirty-nine people took the same prompt and gave it a meaning and life unique. As sole editor Kristiana Reed states on the opening page, “It is my hope you will notice how in this issue, through the sheer will and talent of our creators, you will meet Hermes in his power . . .”
The following is an excerpt of my poem, Under The Disco Lights.
You will find me
Grinding the devil to salt powder
Under my tapping feet
Distilling him down to his empty essence . . .
Cover Art by Kristiana Reed
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