In the dark the computer
lights her face like a death pall
Her eyes glow like a demon stove
Lips form the smile of the mad
Teeth reflect the screen’s image
Fingers select the next view
The night grows darker
Her fingers bleed words
Her face shines for eternity
Zvi A. Sesling has published poetry in numerous magazines both in print and online in the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand, Canada and Israel. Among the publications are: Ibbetson St., Midstream, Voices Israel, Saranac Review, New Delta Review, Plainsong, Asphodel, The Chaffin Journal, Ship of Fools, Chiron Review, New Vilna Review and Main Street Rag. He was awarded Third Place (2004) and First Prize (2007) in the Reuben Rose International Poetry Competition and was a finalist in the 2009 Cervena Barva Press Chapbook Contest. In 2008 he was selected to read his poetry at New England/Pen “Discovery” by Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish. He was a featured reader in the 2010 Jewish Poetry Festival in Brookline, MA. He is a regular reviewer for the Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene and he edits the Muddy River Poetry Review. Sesling is publisher of Muddy River Books. He is author of King of the Jungle, (Ibbetson St., 2010), which has been nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award and a chapbook Across Stones of Bad Dream (Cervana Barva, 2011) and a second full length poetry book, Fire Tongue to be published by Cervena Barva Press.
TJ Edson is the Art Director of Oddball Magazine and a volunteer at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery. He has also had work appear recently in Terrarium.