Tag: issue 2

Warmest Pi by Chad M. Horn

Warmest Pi Chad M. Horn I. Item Wraps dyslexic I calculating converse pi inverse algorithms / reverse rhythms & altogether skewed logic thus, 7 divided by 22 equals 0.32; less than one-third of a (black) whole explaining my tripolar tendencies & eternal melancholy II. Warm Spite when what-goes-around-never-comes-around when circle segments cease to circulate (find…




Two Poems by Elizabeth Kate Switaj

Two Poems Elizabeth Kate Switaj Fire Flowers in the Lagoon turn my flesh into flowers burning in the cities of night let there be something beautiful in the chaos of you love me not, of what was tested on Bikini Atoll now a martini’s name, made with pandanus in Uliga let me breathe saltpeter &…




Survival Mechanisms by Kelly Thomas

Survival Mechanisms Kelly Thomas I. My sister broke her arm. I would like to say that she hit ice from great heights—her snowboard, one broad wing—but I think she skidded, tipping downhill from a standstill. Apparently we don’t need much momentum to twist ourselves into bone-snapping human shapes. When they sawed off the cast, her…




Emily and Big-Headed Anna by Stephanie Dickinson

Emily and Big-Headed Anna Stephanie Dickinson Emily and Big-Headed Anna * 1927. There in the dawn after milking I discover Anna, my husband’s sister, bent over the hay manger. Her big head’s covered by a hat the color of a song sparrow or a cloud of road dust. Mouth ajar as if a pasture gate’s…




Leaving the Building by Ira Brooker

Leaving the Building Ira Brooker In those final seconds, feeling His consciousness ebbing, watching the bathroom tile hurtling upward angry at His face, did He perhaps return to two rooms of Tupelo squalor, the only hot water that which He or Mama or Vernon when he was free and sober would boil up on that…