Category: Poetry

Issue 28 | Fall 2021

Three Card Spread

By | Poetry

As children, our cups were never full; we learned to build our own thrones out of sticks and mud from underneath the bent willow.

Issue 28 | Fall 2021

The Matrimonial

By | Poetry

An eagle seeks his nest after lifting up from the land with a groundhog having already fled from its body.

Issue 28 | Fall 2021

Restitution

By | Poetry

The berries remembered, though. And, how far away from them we had  to go to not live the captive life, our mere existence a sin.

Issue 28 | Fall 2021

Water and Light

By | Poetry

I don't go often to the church in the village. The tall, leaded-glass windows seem as cold as the stone spire above.

Issue 28 | Fall 2021

Vacío

By | Poetry

We taste transparent flames, the spices and fruits for which we have no names. Savor the bitterness of ausencia while we sever wrists. 

Issue 28 | Fall 2021

Lily

By | Poetry

Water dripped from the neighbor’s spigot as the planet held tight to its pocket of time. You told me the joke and the next day I saw tiger lilies everywhere. I wasn’t sure if I had just begun to notice them or if there had been some massive overnight planting.

Issue 28 | Fall 2021

Racing

By | Poetry

True, it’s been years since I was last in love,  since someone considered winking at me.  And years since I’ve seen anyone buried or born. 

Issue 28 | Fall 2021

The Sun As An Empath

By | Poetry

The sun shines deep his bawdy light into shrewd strangers