Tag: poetry

Family Tree by James Butcher

Family Tree James Butcher i wish you wouldn’t call them fragments when i cut them into pieces these are her feet hanging over the sea wall when i called her mother she called me home this is the two of them look at their party hats white muslin is a cotton fabric of plain weave…




Arnie Bodette

Treaty about the Dimension of Joint Viewing Nikolai Leskov’s The Enchanted Wanderer: In Search of the Holder of Content (on the Ocean of Perception with or without You) by Arnie Bodette

Treaty about the Dimension of Joint Viewing Nikolai Leskov’s The Enchanted Wanderer: In Search of the Holder of Content (on the Ocean of Perception with or without You) Arnie Bodette   I. I’m Gone, I’m Gone, You See If you view a film consisting of randomly shot footage—scenes of the everyday life without “me for you”—it…




Rae Hoffman

Northern Mockingbird by Rae Hoffman

Northern Mockingbird Rae Hoffman   That one bird, the one that sounds like a broken bicycle tire—visible for only the brief moment mom leans her head back to exhale an extravagant billow of smoke. The bird with the legs of two aluminum nails. The bird we watch together from the porch, mom’s hands the size…




Andrew P. Dillon

I let them drift away by Andrew P. Dillon

I let them drift away Andrew P. Dillon ———I apologize for ———the eyes in my head. ————Yusef Komunyakaa   The more I learn about brains, the less I trust them. They make a lot of decisions about what you see without consulting you. They’re trying to save you the pain of not knowing, so maybe…




Cold Spark by John Michael Mouskos

Cold Spark John Michael Mouskos Eye with red optic nerve short circuited in flame fire, bleeds pale grey, rejecting watercolor. Eye released from eye socket transplanted from donor. Red dot, blue square, anatomy of a Sun God. Eye in body of God walking at 10 paces wearing leather shoes—may as well be walking in my…