34THPARALLEL INDIE LITMAG DIGITAL & PRINT

A poem is a song you write when the band’s gone home.

A POEM IS A SONG YOU WRITE WHEN THE BAND'S GONE HOME BY DAVE MORRISON ISSUE 01

A poem is a song you 

write when the band’s

gone home:  an empty club with the  

lights on, bartender preparing a bank

drop, waitress having one last 

smoke before setting free the 

babysitter; waiting for the van,

the pounding on the alley door, humping

the gear that gets

heavier every night, finally

home to a dark street, satisfaction and 

loneliness, the list in your head of 

things you could have done better,

falling asleep with ringing ears.


Poetry is the songs you write when

the band’s gone, and that’s fine;

see, now, the drummer’s not late, the singer’s not 

drunk, no more painful shock from the microphone, or 

broken strings, no asshole who

only wants to hear Zeppelin, no

bully bar owner, or drunks who

talk over love songs.

COUNTRY ROAD BOLOGNA, ITALY BY FABIO SASSI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01

Beyond right-doing and wrong-doing.

MEETING PLACE BY DAVID MILLER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01

You have an angel who is going to help you.

ECLIPSE BY RACHELLE HAFEN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01

GOOD GIRLS BY ALICE SHIN, ONE MORE THING BY STEFAN SCHUMACHER, FAILING SYLVIE BY SUSAN BREEDEN, INVISIBLE BY ROSALIA SANFILIPPO, MARTIN AND ANDREA BY DAVID MILLER, GREAT-GREAT-GREAT BY PATRICK COLE, THE NUVARING BY DEANNA ROY, PROPHECY BYJOHN JANDA, LONELY BICEPS BY JAKE EPSTINE, BACKWARDS IS MEMORY BY MICHAEL OVERA, COMMITMENT BY ELIZABETH CASTORIA, IRAQ, YES IRAQ BY GREG GERKE, ECLIPSE BY RACHELLE HAFEN, TO A PAINTER BY MICHAEL PECK, MY LOVE BY DAVE MORRISON, NOTHING OF VALUE BY JAMES GORMLEY, KNOCKING ON BY JAMES MEREDITH, SECOND THOUGHTS BY KELLY DESILET, PLAY... PAUSE... REWIND BY MEALEE THOMAS, FORGET THE SMOKE BY COLIN DARDIS, ONE BLOCK OFF THE STRIP BY LORI KOZLOWSKI, REHEARSING IN THE DARK BY JUDY KABER, SLEEPY TRANSIENCE BY COREY EVANS, WHAT WE’VE CREATED HERE BY HOWARD MCKENZIE-MURRAY, BURDENS BY CHER’LEY GROGG, REFLECTIONS BY JM PENGELLY, LOST SPOUSE BY MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON, MAN & TROLLEY BY ALAN EMMINS, THE EMOTION OF LIGHT BY CHRIS NIESMERTELNY, AFTER THE MUSIC BY DAVE MORRISON, CHOICE AND CIRCUMSTANCE BY SUSAN BREEDEN, WRITING FOR KICKS BY ROSALIA SANFILIPPO, MEETING PLACE BY DAVID MILLER, MAN & GOLF BUGGY BY ALAN EMMINS, MURDEROUS GIG BY DEANNA ROY, READ RAGE BY SHARON HARRIOTT, UNDERWATER BY CHRIS NIESMERTELNY, MORNING FOG BY JOHN WAYNE MCCLUNG, JR, COUNTRY ROAD BY FABIO SASSI, AUSTIN, TEXAS BY DEANNA ROY.