Memorable Moments

I crossed over
the mountain,
and found the other side.
Walking backwards
I held my pants up
fearing they would fall,
tripping me into oblivion.
On an unmapped road
I drove to find its end,
I found a beginning.
The blinds were closed
to the view,
they didn’t know,
I didn’t want to be seen.
I wrote my address
on the package
and mailed it to me
as a surprise gift.
Nightmares wake me,
robbing needed sleep,
but satisfy my craving
for horror movies.
I turned around and
drove back toward home,
ten miles from my house,
one mile to go,
I came to a detour,
decided it was too long.
I wrote this poem
to be published
hoping to be
rejected again.


Phil Rowan is from Kentucky. Graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BA in psychology. He will be the featured artist for the Kissing Dynamite Journal, June 2020 issue. His passion is writing poetry in the free verse and traditional styles.

Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, photographer, writer, poet, and political cartoonist. Her “Astronomy Comedy” cartoons are also published in Lowell Observatory’s quarterly publication, The Lowell Observer. She has been interviewed on the television news program, “NAZ Today” for her work as a political cartoonist. Her artwork has been widely featured in literary magazines such as Dodging The Rain, The Tishman Review, Open Minds Quarterly, Blue Moon Review, and The Ignatian Literary Journal. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014.