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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

The drummer’s not late, the singer’s not drunk, no asshole who only wants to hear Zeppelin.

You have an angel who is going to help you.

ECLIPSE BY RACHELLE HAFEN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01

If I tell you something, can you keep a secret?


Beyond right and wrong there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

MEETING PLACE BY DAVID MILLER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01

They’ve always been my heroes, these men who make you feel like you’re brothers.


He wanted a nice girl.

GOOD GIRLS BY ALICE SHIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01

The stories she had been taught by Barbies and grandmas warned that princes and Good Men only bothered rescuing nice, virtuous girls—in other words, girls with their hymens intact.



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.