Category: Poetry

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

Rain and Retribution

By | Poetry

You begin to grow drowsy, but the once velvet sleep you took for granted no longer flowers into peaceful dreams.

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

Make America Great Again

By | Poetry

Rusted through, the stoveheart of this house. The television glows in cancer blue, and floorboards gently stain the kitchen red.

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

These So-Called Fixed Stars

By | Poetry

Look at us now with our bludgeoned hands held like empty weapons to the stars.

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

Sorrow of Friday Night

By | Poetry

Finished ironing, I emptied extra water onto cement, reluctant to climb stairs back into claustrophobic caregiving.

Issue 25 | Summer 2020

Folklore

By | Poetry

Every time it rains, the foxes pull apart                with their claws a rainbow and commence a procession through it, walking on               all fours to the town square for a wedding.

Issue 24 | Winter 2020

How Much

By | Poetry

If one / could slough pain, let wind come.

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.