“The Fear of Liftoff” © Bill Wolak



This thing again-
This thing that comes!
This thing that stays.
Festers and Soils?
Swelling from the parasite that lingers in fingers and lobes.
redolent parasite that deceives and receives and leaves and comes
          and stays and stays and stays
this thing has a conscience,
a beating heart,
This thing is not me or you or us or them or they or we.
It is
It just is
It is just there and always disarray yet


Erin Lynne Burns: “I am as old as dirt and more bitter than bitters but am looking to occupy my time once again with a quick pen and some imperfect prose.”

Bill Wolak is a poet, collage artist, and photographer who has just published his eighteenth book of poetry entitled All the Wind’s Unfinished Kisses with Ekstasis Editions. His collages and photographs have appeared recently in the 2020 International Festival of Erotic Arts (Chile), the 2020 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, the 2020 Dirty Show in Detroit, the 2021 Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, the 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival, and Naked in New Hope 2018. He was a featured artist in Best of Erotic Art (London, 2022).