Fictions from J. Bradley

Fictions from J. Bradley

Photo by Ajeet Mestry From Teenage Wasteland: An American Love Story When you (or your tumors make you) drift off to sleep during class, you see another classroom, with the Math teacher on TV talking about how to calculate a body count during a war where American lives are lost, how the bodies with the […]

Poetry from Nicholas Gore

Poetry from Nicholas Gore

Photo by Paul Green What Fools May Dream I’ve followed this trail of footprints and retraced my steps through the snow. A recurring dream that has fallen as I slept each night before. I may be as much of a fool as anyone who dares trust the night remain outside, though it often lifts open […]

Poetry from Kierstin Bridger

Poetry from Kierstin Bridger

Photo by Aaron Burden Scrim For Robby On this paper sky morning my eyes burn as I watch an unkindness pull entrails from something brindled and dead. It’s not always clear at what angle the land is stitched, all the ways we tally rebirth or how images of you arrive without warning. Sometimes it’s the […]

Poetry from Amy Leigh Wicks

Poetry from Amy Leigh Wicks

Photo by Will Langenberg Tirza I am not a green cup on the end of a stem. I am asking who will sanctuary you, or let you feast? What we make might survive winter. You are a handful of dust but so alive— lichen-like holding onto the small smoothnesses of a day. How could I […]

Poetry from Angelica Corrado

Poetry from Angelica Corrado

Photo by Madison Grooms Elegy for My Flower Crown I want to string           together daisies and dandelions                       my makeshift golden ………….crown as I dance barefoot on the forest             floor while dirt ………….cakes           […]

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 […]