Tag: issue 2

OXY Pads and OxyContin by Matthew Dexter

OXY Pads and OxyContin Matthew Dexter Sobbed so succulent the night after getting promoted from sales manager to president and CEO of the panty department—my tear duct turned to crust beneath the waxing tangerine moon. The kitchen was illuminated with square-dancing eddies of lavender-scented candles and I sat there in the closet scratching my scrotum drinking gin with an…




Recall by Rebecca Schwab

Recall Rebecca Schwab When constituents expressed, via text message and Facebook, the desire to speak directly to one another even less, the government helpfully stepped in. “It’s sort of like the Electoral College,” the President explained, via Tweet. “Or the Fifth Amendment.” They sold mandated Mood Skin™ at pharmacies and supermarkets, offering deep discounts to…




journeys/after remedios varo by Marcia Arrieta

journeys/after remedios varo marcia arrieta the spaces of art. unexpected. surreal. chrysalislike. wheels & owls. veils. the clockmaker & time. the mind in the cupboard. clouds. streets. despite form—discovery. create music. in the spaces—light/darkness. the forest floor. the words are buried/emerge. juxtapose chance. embroider color. create the birds. * words hidden in clouds. manuscripts of…




This Is Your Underlife by Patrick Cole

This Is Your Underlife Patrick Cole Going west to see her, Xmas in the airport, movement, crowds refusing to coagulate, the airport, living within the petri dish under the microscope. People walking waiting, going on mindless errands, to the news stand, the rest room, the bar, tiny journeys within their journeys, trying to kill time….




It Was Animation, I Know by Lenore Weiss

It Was Animation, I Know Lenore Weiss   Nested Structures Concentric rings settle on me. I am enclosed within a set of wooden dolls. I am trying to reach the smallest, the one that is not hollow.   Bounciness I gauge my days according to how they start. Today a box of Cheerios spills on…