Photography © Luis Lázaro Tijerina


Ghost Journey

I used to rail against
those ridiculous new
car ads where a solo
occupant would take the wheel
and casually negotiate city
streets or highways through the green
landscapes and not one other
vehicle would ever be in sight despite
our populous planet.

Now I see them for
what they are: premonitions
or time leakages
of a lone news
reporter cataloging their ghost
journey through the locked
down Wuhan.


Allen Ashley’s poetry has recently featured online at Bonnie’s Crew and Words for the Wild and in print in Indigomania from Truth Serum Press (2020). His most recent book is as editor of The Once and Future Moon (Eibonvale Press, 2019). Allen is president elect of the British Fantasy Society.

Luis Lázaro Tijerina was born in Salina, Kansas. Mr. Tijerina has a Master of Art degree in history, concentration being military history and diplomacy. He is a published author of military theory, short stories, essays and poetry. Mr. Tijerina resides in Vermont.