The Disappearance of
by Daniel G. Snethen
coyote howled in the hills.
the Tripp County
silence of the
night, silently eerie.
back and forth
of the bull
breeze, no noise,
no coyote howl.
said it sounded
like two beasts
over a bloody steak.
profusely from the nostrils.
held a large
hunk of red hide
carcass in the morning.
Daniel G. Snethen is the owner and publisher of
Darkling Publications. He serves as vice-president of the South Dakota State
Poetry Society. In May 2017, 10 pages of his poetry was anthologized in Resurrection
of a Sunflower, a tribute
to Vincent Van Gogh, curated by Catfish McDaris. Snethen's poetry has been
published by Bear Creek Haiku; Cover of
Darkness; Danse Macabre; Dark Gothic
Resurrected; Haiku Journal; The Horror
Zine; Miller's Pond; Pasque Petals:
Thirteen Myna Birds, and several other publishers of poetry.
Snethen also coaches oral interpretation of literature and Poetry Out Loud. He
has qualified two high school students for the National Poetry Out Loud
competition in Washington DC and has had the SD State Poetry Out Loud
runner-up on two separate occasions. His favorite poet is William Blake, and
his favorite poem is “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor
Ann Marie Rhiel
is the Assistant Art Director for
Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New
Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited
in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting
artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine