September 9, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Gabi Ben Avraham



Adam Levon Brown



Easel of Existentialism



You suffer like it’s an art form


Your colors represent the fall

from grace


That most people work
to avoid


Your canvass dies a little

each day and yet you charge on


Like a stick of dynamite destined

for the Columbia Gorge










Psyche in Chains



Macabre fascinations

grip the synapses in

a herculean, metallic grip


Tearing at the linear

cobwebs that hold me

together results in

an enigmatic tarantula

scraping at my innards


Misshapen manifestations

emerge from malignant

Mortuaries inside my mind


Reprieve only comes

with sleep and

sleep only comes

with acceptance











Adam Levon Brown

Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. He is owner of Madness Muse Press; a micro-press that publishes dark poetry, and a book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. He has been published in dozens of venues, including Burningword Literary Journal and Yellow Chair Review. Adam can be contacted via his website where he offers free poetry resources.

Adam Levon Brown burst through the door of contemporary poetry in early 2015 after being diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder. He used writing as a tool for catharsis and eventually started submitting his poems to journals and magazines. Now an established poet with dozens of publications, a fiction novella, and two full collections of poetry out, he plans to take the poetry world by storm.

Adam has one chapbook out titled, “These Streets Don’t Cry For Us” which can be found on Amazon. He attends Lane Community College and will soon attend the University of Oregon as an English Major/Creative Writing Minor.


  1. Leslie DeLuca September 09, at 21:01

    Adam, Your dark is like a gentle lap of familiarity and I welcome it for the knowledge I gained through it and through the words of poets such as yourself who have no fear to share the dark; you make it acceptable. You also make it highly entertaining, being so fascinatingly hypnotic, and worthy of being adapted and showcased on stage production. Thank you.


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