Category: Poetry

Issue 29 | Spring 2022

Blondness

By | Poetry

What is the half-life of a needle and thimble? My mother entered the kitchen with short, frosted hair and arms laden with pine twigs.

Issue 29 | Spring 2022

Inheritances

By | Poetry

More than once he died, the inside light behind him spitting up red. Already the maps dissolve like my mother going home, but showing up at the wrong house.

Issue 29 | Spring 2022

Postcard from New York

By | Poetry

Perhaps I should have waited, sent a photo of Seated Nude Holding a Flower, that Miró painting you always loved, when you loved me, then loved me not,

Issue 29 | Spring 2022

Anticipation

By | Poetry

They rose almost in the dark, went barefoot through the wet grass to gather windfalls before the birds arrived;

Issue 29 | Spring 2022

Migration

By | Poetry

A gut-check cringe away from hope—a taste laid wide against the tongue that I can’t swallow— and you’ve already flown the paths I follow.

Issue 29 | Spring 2022

Audubon

By | Poetry

His was a study of the beautiful flash, the elusive, staccato chord.

Issue 29 | Spring 2022

Sunday Drives with My Father

By | Poetry

its knowledge of good and evil coiled on the seat between us.

Issue 29 | Spring 2022

Wasabi and The Crow

By | Poetry

Alone on the beach under an empty sky, it all comes clear. You promised me vastness— and delivered, even before your irrevocable exit.