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 […]

Poetry from A. Anupama

Poetry from A. Anupama

Photo by Aline Ponce Geologic time I said, All boredom ends when you are dead. Go ahead, worry the stones off the sill, walk the ridge and push pillars down with a long stick. A century of rain can wear away the words at the bottom of each monument. You noticed, yes, you did, that […]

Poetry from Darren C. Demaree

Poetry from Darren C. Demaree

Photo by PDPics/Pixabay ODE TO THE CORNER OF THE DRUG HOUSE DOWN THE GRAVEL ROAD OFF THE TWO-LANE HIGHWAY #14 I smell mint. I smell mint. Have I been eating mints for meals this week? How shallow the non-rattle of my pockets. . . Darren C. Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most […]

Nonfiction from Paige Lalain

Nonfiction from Paige Lalain

Photo by Andrew Neel Malady, Melody I live in the basement where the ceiling dips down at the foot of the stairs, and I dip down quick into a wade pool of musk, the splashing of my feet like the tiny drip of the drain that echoes, grows, the kind of drip that drives a […]

Poetry from Beaton Galafa

Poetry from Beaton Galafa

Photo by NASA On the rock, with love Come little darling. I will tear my heart and Throw it beyond the bright cotton skies. To drop on a seabed far from home, Behind the mountains. To carve hollowness ravened by night. Let joys of your life sink and Course along tears of the river that […]

Fiction from Jon Alston

Fiction from Jon Alston

Photo by Jez Timms Hypotheses It wasn’t even the Absolute degree of infinity Georg needed to know. A simple explanation of the transfinite degrees apparent in the structure of his alephs. The current diagram no longer suited his needs:   Circles inherently carried no mathematical properties, he concluded, but denoted only the principal of all […]

Poetry from Zann Carter

Poetry from Zann Carter

Photo by Jorge Lopez Alzheimer’s Purse  Mama holds it like a baby, a weapon, a secret. She hides it, then forgets where. She fills it with talcum powder and dollar bills. She tries to sleep with it under her pillow, wedges it between mattress and box springs, pushes it behind the toaster. The search for […]