“Finale” by Fernando Gallegos

"Finale" Art © 2014 by Fernando Gallegos Inspired by the Poem "Finale" by Charles Banks, Jr (Writing as Black Angel)

“Finale”
Art © 2014 by Fernando Gallegos
Inspired by the Poem “Finale” by Charles Banks, Jr (Writing as Black Angel)

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“Shattered Glass Bottle” by Fernando Gallegos

"Shattered Glass Bottle" Art © 2014 by Fernando Gallegos Inspired by the Poem "Shattered Glass Bottle"

“Shattered Glass Bottle”
Art © 2014 by Fernando Gallegos
Inspired by the Poem “Shattered Glass Bottle”

Concrete Promises Update

Good evening, or morning, whatever it may be. I hope your lives are well and good. I am proud to announce that my chapbook, Concrete Promises has sold 30 copies in the first week. If you do not know, I am selling copies from my home at $6.00 a copy. I’d like to thank everyone who has already bought a copy of the book. It was a long, grueling process, filled with low points and high ones. The publication of it is definitely the highest point. I received a review courtesy of Julie Catherine, who graciously read my book and bestowed upon it, kind words. Aside from all things Concrete Promises, I will be celebrating six months cancer-free on the 28th of July. Thanks again to everyone who has sent well wishes my way. I certainly appreciate it. In honor of the landmark moment in my life, I will be posting two new poems Never Haste and No Vacancy. Hope everyone enjoys reading on the 28th! Thanks again everyone!

 

– Charles Banks, Jr.

 

Link to Concrete Promises Review: http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/review-of-concrete-promises-a-poetry-chapbook-by-charles-banks-jr/

 

 

 

Concrete Promises (Cover)

May the World See Me (Black Angel)

Photo taken by Derrick Denton, in association with Spilt Ink Poetry

Photo taken by Derrick Denton, in association with Spilt Ink Poetry

May the World See Me

Unclothed
Skinned
To the bone.

Let them see the
Intimate scars on the blank
Canvas of my decomposed self—
Each imperfection, each tainted loin.

My penis is erect—
Attention turns me on.

Gawking stares
Groupies fixate,
Let the beach-blond beauties
Of the world see me for me.

Nude
Ravished
To the bone.

by Black Angel