Notes from Underground: Revisited Reflections

And I wish you never made love to me like you wanted to breathe me in like air, gulping me like milk dripping from strands of hair. Whatever. I don’t really care. Today I only taste those nights in New England on MBTA trains in autumn. The Providence to Boston line in November, when [...]

Notes from Underground: Revisited Reflections2017-12-15T20:26:41+00:00

On the Border Grind

Buena Vista[1] A secret: the Rio Grande Valley’s first legit skatepark is a living exhibit of border history. by Jonathan Leal In the early 2000s, the City of Edinburg opened Buena Vista. Sitting at the intersection of Sprague and Jackson, just down the street from the local university, the prized H-E-B, the beloved CoffeeZone, [...]

On the Border Grind2017-12-15T20:32:45+00:00

Discarded Princesses

A box of princesses under a bed Lies their limbs tangled, hair askew, dirty faces as if there has been a massacre. Naked, half naked, their clothes torn off by greedy hands That do not understand Or care, really. Snow White in rags Cinderella so long getting ready for the ball Walk home in the [...]

Discarded Princesses2017-12-15T20:24:22+00:00

This Is How Your Life Begins

By Geeta Tewari September 11, 2001, 12:01 a.m.: your twenty-first birthday. Also, International Day of Peace, according to the United Nations. You knock on Ethan’s door and ask if you can lie next to him. This is your senior year at Cornell University, and you remind yourself that now, today, you’re officially an [...]

This Is How Your Life Begins2017-12-15T20:26:45+00:00

In Spring

By Saronik Bosu The bougainvillea like so much of Sylvia Plath's blood shall lurk within your sentences. Sometimes the trellis will couch your clauses in comfort, yes. But often, bless you, your verbs your breathless verbs shall find their ire in its thorn and fire Saronik Bosu is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at New [...]

In Spring2017-12-15T20:24:40+00:00