Category: Poetry

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

Mother

By | Poetry

The truth is I will never again see the mother I know, the one always halfway through four different books, or making the light on the water perfect in her pastel landscapes.

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

A New Kind of Paper

By | Poetry

Soft light lands and pops on your clavicles like soap bubbles. The restoration crew comes and goes like field medics

Issue 27 | Winter 2021

Soma

By | Poetry

Her heart two-steps, now flesh, now metaphor, while her mind—the brain when it blushes— gently nets a halo: thought bubbles and unlit bulbs.

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

Joanie, Lam: Blythewood, SC, 1990

By | Poetry

I liked the idea that I could make it go away  with words, but ultimately, they would find  nothing because I never wrote.

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

Black Birder

By | Poetry

Instead, he finds the cardinal, drop of blood flitting through the leaves, dancing where the light moves a hand as it breaks here, breaks there, casts shadow against ashen bark.

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

heaven is a dark bloom,

By | Poetry

she knows where the river winds itself around the cliffs, where the snakes polish their lungs in bile, where the darkness multiplies in sleepless schools of fish

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

Testaments from the Departed

By | Poetry

On the bottom shelf,  my shadow.  The middle,  a mirror holds my face. 

Issue 26 | Fall 2020

Anatomy of Morning

By | Poetry

And a cloud in the shape of a sister. This womb emptied of promise. That brief waking moment love has no synonym.