Poetry from Ashia Ajani

Poetry from Ashia Ajani

Photo by Yeshi Kangrang Why Did You Kiss Me Before I Put On My Cocoa Butter Do not pick at the pieces of honey trapped in my baby hairs from a facemask done the night before. Leave it. I have consumed so much lipstick from mug after mug of yerba mate. My insides are purple. […]

Poetry from Lynn Schmeidler

Poetry from Lynn Schmeidler

Photo by Jason Wong Six Ways I See You Trapped in History 1. You know a few things about time, like how it stretches under covers and how it hides in clumps of grass. 2. Winter won’t let you go. You think like a goldfinch. Your hands do not agree with your arms. 3. There’s […]

Poetry from Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay

Poetry from Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay

Photo by Muhd Asyraaf a revolution a villanelle when you ask, things come, a revolution. Copernicus punished for his ideas of orbit; the Earth revolves around the Sun. binary breaking, mad is the sane one like Socrates and hemlock killed at the pulpit; when you ask, things come, a revolution. Galileo sins against king’s religion, […]

Poetry from Alicia Cole

Poetry from Alicia Cole

Photo by Hans Eiskonen The Rehousing Our cages are similar. Mine are the green and sea foam of two different shelter stays: aqua aquarium of Mission; welcoming warm sea of my parent’s retiree home. Warm when the diagnosis came through clear. Clear as the morning/night medicine cups cleanly labeled. Clear as the TV signals in […]