On Cooking Krakens by Julie Irigaray

On Cooking Krakens by Julie Irigaray The stalls of Italian markets display four different types of octopus and five sizes of squids with glassy eyes – piteous nautilus from Hokusai’s…

Solstice by Ashley Farley

Solstice by Ashley Farley
Solstice by Ashley Farley The summer has ended, Peppermint men with alstormeric bouquets And lavendar women hiding it under their arms, leaving the scented breeze as their ransom note. the tiny hairs creeping from the…

Chances by Bob Lind

Chances by Bob Lind
Chances by Bob Lind The stars held still in their places. Below them, the majestic earth Rolled easy through the night, Moving with purpose but in no hurry. On the ground, there were Lilacs and…

Not Fair by Carol Hamilton

Not Fair by Carol Hamilton
Not Fair by Carol Hamilton The children keep bristling like a cornered porcupine, happy to point, complain, run to the playground teacher, they all righteous and aglow. Whole peoples nurse their grievances, and she, too,…

A Note About Chi Chi

A Note About Chi Chi
by Dustin Lowman I remember seeing Chi Chi on the couch curled up into a diagonal oval curled up there all neat and simple and I remember thinking: ‘well you know it’s the simple human…

Maybe by Myrna Stone

Maybe by Myrna Stone
Maybe by Myrna Stone Who first spoke you, word of ambiguity and whimsy? You are loathe to commit, the very soul of supposition while escaping our tongues. From you mayhap, mayhem, the buzz of be…

Huffy by Jim Landwehr

Huffy by Jim Landwehr
Huffy by Jim Landwehr beneath these wheels of my three speed Huffy summit avenue races by – a road taking me and my brothers past the mansions of attorneys brokers and bankers – we are…

Roadside by Theresa Lockhart

Roadside by Theresa Lockhart
Roadside by Theresa Lockhart People used to flick cassettes from car windows, Keep driving, laughing, rejecting songs no Longer worth hearing, in their opinion. Roadside ribbons blow casually upward, Pretending they are attached to balloons…

Veils by Sindhu Verma

Veils by Sindhu Verma
Veils by Sindhu Verma Veils of so many colors, Dressing windows and wounds, Opaque, thick, heavy Fluid, translucent, transparent, Thick, heavy, dusty, Flimsy, paper-thin, perforated. Embroidered, embellished Torn and frayed, For every time and every…

Exile by Howie Good

Exile by Howie Good
The Offering by Sky Black Exile by Howie Good Looking serious and faintly melancholy, a grounded sparrow gazes skyward, a little feather hat in hues of brown tending toward gold. ### Howie Good’s latest poetry…

Akizuki by Joe Helmick

Akizuki by Joe Helmick
Akizuki by Joe Helmick Once a year the cherry blossoms burst into view lining the promenades and chic avenues. All the while people stroll and exclaim how Nature in her wonder endures such fame. With…

Fineapple by Amy Ho

Fineapple by Amy Ho
Fineapple by Amy Ho If you were a fruit, You’d be a Fineapple. You make the others all Uglyfruit, Acting like Bittermelon. You are my Starfruit. You’re perfectly ripe for picking, Sweet enough to eat…

Boxes by S Wallace

Boxes by S Wallace
Boxes by S Wallace She lives her life In boxes Inaccessible compartments Withholding from herself Old experiences New ventures Boxed up Boxes shrink her world She does not have the will To unpack To divest…

Anima by Witty Fay

Anima by Witty Fay
Airship Maximus by Mike Savad Anima by Witty Fay There is a book ladder growing out of my right cheek Piercing the flesh of the ceiling, Smiling at the translucent bulb Of yellowish glow around…