Spring 2021 Cover Cravings and Compulsio

The Parliament

Literary Journal

Spring 2021 / Issue 3

Our desires and our needs swirl at a depth that is often inaccessible and incomprehensible.

Click on the cover image to see a flipbook version of the journal or select individual works below.

Poetry & Prose

 

Zack Murphy

The Dumps

You poured that extra bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast.

It's the kick-drum of insects that I feel in my stomach

Oz Hardwick

Pulse /

The Logic of Circles

Jennifer

Geisinger

Tramp Harbor

“Bye. Baby,” Pearl whispered, but didn’t look at Opal. 

Riley Winchester

The Take 5 Swirl

I realize how silly (and maybe even pathetic) it seems to mourn the loss of a candy bar

Paul Tanner

Weighted Wait /

Boss Thighs

fucked

but not

fucked.

Kerry Trautman

Experimentalist

He writes erotic poetry like salting his eggs

Shail

Raghuvanshi

Quirky Raw Appeal

A compulsion I comply with religiously/ until my teeth punishingly chatter

Eduard

Schmidt-Zorner

All Hallow's Eve

I cut my hand - to verify my blood

Ranjith

Sivaraman

Men

run girl run, with what is left of your dignity

Colette Tennant

Kind of Sorry

And it's not my fault there are so many falling stars.

Yuan Changming

Re: Posting: for Qi Hong /

Qihong Tea

To join you even for a single antlike moment

Khristy Knudtson

Dermatillomaniac: 

A Conditional Skinning

Satisfaction lasts on whim's design

Stephen Kingsnorth

Here, Hear / 

Finger Pick

For shamed face scar from birth marked clear

John Johnson

Compulsive Dieting

Count each calorie

Alan Bern

Lunch at Twofish

nearby those lovers

cannot stop kissing

Art & Photography

 

Alan Bern

I esteem 

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Karen Boissonneault - Gauthier

Citrus Island

Karen Boissoonneault-Gauthier Citrus_Isl

Yohanes Santo

Old Polemic /

Switch Function /

Virus Chatter

Yohanes Santos 6. Photo Of The Work Old

Michael Thompson

Aruba /

London /

Seoul

Connor Doyle

priorities

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Artistically Inspired Contest

Artist's Winner

Marion Horton

Nothingness

To drown or to swim?

Editor's Winner

Sarah Gordon

Merlife

My bare ass frozen to the patio

Rising from the Deep -- Joe Campbell.jpg

featuring the artwork, "Rising from the Deep" by Joe Campbell

www.jcampbellphoto.com

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