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…




Which Words Come Last by Cara Lopez Lee

Which Words Come Last By Cara Lopez Lee As Mom traveled through time, I wondered which words would come last. Such unknown words required more listening than I ever before considered. I feared they’d be in old East L.A. Spanglish, and I wouldn’t understand. Or that they’d slip through tiny holes in my phone, impossible…




Cloudless by Anna Lea Jancewicz

Cloudless Anna Lea Jancewicz Cloudless, the sky above on the day he came. Cloudless he said Because on this day, nothing obscures the eye of God. His god came from the sky. Cloudless, because no rain would fall to slake what would smolder. But the sky would fall, feather by feather, until there was nothing…




Two Poems by Andrea Janelle Dickens

Two Poems Andrea Janelle Dickens Desert Lightning The air had a taste: light and sharp, closed and latched. It held tools to eat with. Looming big, purple with shadow Slim and rusty. So much color – purple and the sky so blue it hurt. Busted.  Aubade The old dislike moved away and shied off from…




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…