Soft Thunder & one other by Owen Clayborn

Issue 1

Soft Thunder

rats soft thunder laugh in the
rain stirring doors bang
in the undergrowth

in their jambs
red cars
hiss yellow light eaves drip
hum alleys

itching nerves nets of
landing do not
succeed in
the mackerel of the

The Times They Are a Newspaper

proto plasticine
Cherokee Jew
gonzo mariachi
lizard breath
and the
clicking robinson buzzard press
politicizes the hangnail
of a
haunted proton pacman
for this
madrigal summer
you can
rent your own
wizard scissor cottage
minus the
eclectiv landlady
the times
they are
a newspaper

Source Text: The Independent Newspaper, 21st September, 2014

Owen Clayborn is a British-American writer of short and full-length fiction, as well as poetry. He currently lives on a rainy island in the North Atlantic.

Not My Year, but It’s My Life by Grace Black

Issue 1

Not My Year...

Source Text: Wanting to Die by Anne Sexton

Grace Black is just another writer wearing down lead and running out of ink, one line at a time. Coffee refuels her when sleep has not been kind. She writes poetry and flash fiction and has been published in Three Line Poetry, 50 Haikus, 50-Word Stories, 101 Words, and 101 Fiction. More of her writing can be found on her blog,

The Craftsman by W. Jack Savage


We’re delighted to showcase The Craftsman, by W. Jack Savage. This piece spoke to us. We saw in it the”found poet” at work, chipping away at existing material, carving and crafting a new and beautiful thing. To all you “found poets” out there, this is for you!

Huge thanks to W. Jack Savage for allowing us to share your work here at Unlost.


The Craftsman by W. Jack Savage

The Craftsman by W. Jack Savage


W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of seven books including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage. More then fifty of Jack’s stories and over four-hundred of his paintings and drawings have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.