Tag: issue 2

What I Can’t Say at My Neighbor’s Party Looking at a Map of the United States by Scott T. Starbuck

What I Can’t Say at My Neighbor’s Party Looking at a Map of the United States Scott T. Starbuck Texas is, and always has always been, an upside down shark eating Mexico. Florida is a phallic reminder of how the nation got screwed – twice. And who can forget Louisiana getting the boot during Katrina…




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…