Roshelle Amundson

Serena Mira Asta

Terry Bebertz

James Byrne

Joshua Fischer

Gail Gates

James Henderson

Adam Hill

Peter Laine

Alice Lundy Blum

Tawny Michels

Dawn Nissen-Schachtner

Altamish Osman

Rebekah Pahr

January Rain

Sally Reynolds

Donna Ronning

Jer Rucinski

Jake Ryan

Kah Shepard

Laura Sourdif

Cat Usher

Jonah Volheim


Will someone revive my soul with an electric psyche defibrillator?
I need to know:  Is the sky etched with fire?
I can't take the grey any more.

I want to hear the sun and taste the echoes
of refracted wavelengths as it resonates through my mouth.
I want to pilot the Hindenburg of your heart
just to be a fiery survivor.
I want to live life as performance art
and not be ashamed to take the stage.
I want your horizon to meet my vanishing point
and continue onward into timeless existence.
I want to sufi dance to gregorian chants
as we spin down the te of tao.
I want to pick the fruit of your loom
and stomp it into ambrosia.
I want my lungs to fill with liquid oxygen
so I can be choked back to life.
I want to paint a Chagall of your nervous system
while you paint a Pollock of my circulatory. 
I want  you to know I don't need to be
the best lover you've ever had, just your favorite.
I want to build a xylophone out of the skeletons
in your closet and pound out the blue blue blues.
I want my when! to gain dharma transmission from your zazen
and hold the open hand of thought as we road trip across the multiverse.

I want you to know: The sky is etched with fire.

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Jonah Volheim is a senior at Metropolitan State.  His interests include: Ed McMahon, Cold Water Extraction, Bluegrass, and sorting and folding laundry.  After graduation he plans to sell his vital organs on the black market to the lowest bidder.