Category: Poetry

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

Glory

By | Poetry

Glory the day my father takes me to the river to watch the stadium implode into a ghost of dust.

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

Commedia alla’italiana

By | Poetry

We were always told that Nana and Grandpa Joe eloped / when she was only 17, though she’d been promised / to Frank Capra’s brother.

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

Leavings

By | Poetry

I love you where yellow bends.

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

Early Observations of Subjectivity

By | Poetry

Instead of wallowing // in animal glory like all the world’s a watering hole, / the subject has instead learned to feel alone 

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

Oranges Shared

By | Poetry

too many, we could not eat them / skins fragile then, fermentation exquisite

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

Chicken Farm

By | Poetry

While the boys / swing and jump, she skips stones, / noticing the brief buoyancy / before each is sucked back into the river.

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

Proof

By | Poetry

I am the maid by the window watching you / speak it out, tongue to tongue, black water / wetting the carpet, the cells, the Klimt, me

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

Sense

By | Poetry

when I learned dogs smell in stereo / I closed my eyes and imagined how