Shelter to Cinder I tore apart the tweaker’s shack now, firewood for the winter my little way of getting back at them, when they burnt their shelter to cinder their field mice escaped to bunk with me assuming they were evading flame yet all I’m doing here: waiting for the half-sane human being to earn my heating a reason to learn the discipline of a controlled burn Gabriel Hart lives in Morongo Valley in California’s High Desert. His literary-pulp collection Fallout From Our Asphalt Hell is out now from Close to the Bone (U.K.). He's the author of Palm Springs noir novelette A Return To Spring (2020, Mannison Press), the dispo-pocalyptic twin-novel Virgins In Reverse / The Intrusion (2019, Traveling Shoes Press), his debut poetry collection Unsongs Vol. 1., and the Pushcart-nominated story "The Maid and the Maidens." He's a regular contributor at Lit Reactor and Los Angeles Review of Books.