Drill by Steve Klepetar

Drill by Steve Klepetar
Drill by Steve Klepetar Another day and we’re huddled behind glass, waiting for silence to return. A girl shivers in this icy sound, exposed beneath long wisps of hair. A gray man fiddles with his…

Enough by Tricia McCallum

Enough by Tricia McCallum
Enough by Tricia McCallum A barbecue and swim after work had brought us together around the campfire that summer evening, An impromptu thing teenagers do best: You bring the beer. I’ll bring the chips. I…

3:01am by Carl Scharwath

3:01am by Carl Scharwath
The Offering by Sky Black 3:01am by Carl Scharwath Celestial evening oozes black and droplets begin to paint the schizophrenic atmosphere. Incessant dripping announces an awakening with an ethereal alarm—3:01! Turbulent moonlight dissipates, alive in anxiety,…

Vision by Renee Elton

Vision by Renee Elton
Vision by Renee Elton “The facts of this world seen clearly are seen through tears…” (Margaret Atwood) Tears are not on their eyelashes or cheeks not splashing on their wrists falling like pendants of salty…

chirp by Joseph L. Dahut

chirp by Joseph L. Dahut
chirp by Joseph L. Dahut your laugh bounces like birds in the morning: happily hopeless, bobbing in the summertime dew. ### Joseph L. Dahut is a student at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, where…

Fossils by Elaine Olund

Fossils by Elaine Olund
Fossils by Elaine Olund Look at the ginkgo leaves, scattered like footprints on the wet sidewalk, shaped like duck’s feet rubber-ducky yellow, like childhood. Sometimes I can’t remember things sometimes I can’t forget. My memories…

Uncharted by Kristie Ko

Uncharted by Kristie Ko
Uncharted by Kristie Ko Silverstein questioned where the Sidewalk ends Frost advocated the road Not taken The road is Life, no matter where it bends, wrote Kerouac. And none were mistaken. Sidewalks don’t end; they…

Void by Preethu P

Void by Preethu P
Void by Preethu P Soon to collapse, the dirtied wall, In every crack, cobwebs and all, Oh! To clean, I shall need the key, With which the last tenant did flee. 'Twas a bright day,…

Astronomy by JW Mark

Astronomy by JW Mark
Astronomy by JW Mark A sawdust ring converts me best orbiting boy to star Newtonic dust, galactic trash Look Daddy astronaut your solar bursting cosmonaut in Sunday's matinée one planetary fission fused my universe is…

Messages by R. Bremner

Messages by R. Bremner
Messages by R. Bremner Messages from a bleak sunrise, glaring signals through stripped branches, seem to bring some news essential to my being, but, smothered in some secret code, the warnings pass, untranslated, unheeded. ###…