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The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.16.17

“Part of the fun of art is that it invites you to interpret it.” ~ Tony Kushner

••• The Mad Gallery •••


"People’s Republic of Cork” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more of David’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery!

••• The Poetry Forum •••


This last week in Mad Swirl's Poetry Forum... we raised Cain, again and again; we took a cold bath to wash away sin; we moved in the melee of morality; we abandoned abundance to scarcity; we struggled to speak the best word for else; we spun some wicker licked night time spells; we bared all, no shades, no walls. They come tumblin' down... ~ MH Clay

sunglasses by Carl Kavadlo

something about this guy’s glasses,
hiding
in his glasses,
his shades
and me sitting writing
nakedly,
not concealing,
bearing it,
embarrassed over the
weaknesses
and inefficiencies
and flaws over
my body of work –

his body
concealing
in
shades
thinking
he’s getting
away.

yet
the only way to build a body
is throu…

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