Category: Poetry

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

Divorce Jewelry

By | Poetry

Would they let her watch the gold dissolve? / She imagined the circle of ever after writhing / in the heat of her anger.

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

Via Negativa

By | Poetry

she is gasping / in the water, making eyes / at the ceiling, / at the asp, grasping his hands.

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

Aubade For Bad Girls Who Rub Noses Together

By | Poetry

your body, my god. / The sound of devotionals / coming right on home

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

In the Bar at the Edge of Town

By | Poetry

I have the reds. I vomited blood on the bed. / Listen. I have no ear for music but music // won’t leave me alone. It dry heaves, / pours itself another

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

Can

By | Poetry

Watch their mystical dance. Pour champagne from glass into an empty iced tea jug we’ll all / hug today at least once. Here, we gather around evening fires, listen to the difference the / lake makes after dusk.

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

Crow

By | Poetry

Let them nestle among you with their arms crossed in delicate twists. Caw again so I can / hear you. Caw again so I know you’re still around. Lone fir and pitch moss; all the water,

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

Sanctuary

By | Poetry

No point threatening us: we will not stay away from the boarded shack and its mice, splinters, / loose nails, oily dust in our clothes and mouths

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

where were you born?

By | Poetry

lord god the big big man in the sky big big man of our one / room shack nailed & hammered out of dead gods daddy / felled himself / to fasten a roof as sky stars made of light bulbs