Jodi Bosin

a squirrel on the porch is eating a chip

holding it with both hands


the ad before the news says “make the world your

workplace” and why the hell would i want to do that


remember the dress, i think about it often

i never saw white and gold, only blue and black


reality, they said, does not exist as something separate

from the act of observation1 


we know perception is subjective but still

will argue ours til death


we need to feel that something could make sense


schrödinger’s cat was meant to disprove

the very idea it represents


concepts moved forcibly out […]


life cycles

Jess Roses

you have a man now. the times have changed

for us.

mine has gone back to the alleyways,

slinking with malintent.


we tied red threads (with intention!)

a Chinese finger trap

a steel backbone against the revisions of time.

men come, and they go, our red knotted net

fills up with them and we

take our pick.


you are (always) my red woman. no matter the men that


or go, no matter

the great states of our nation pulling this love

into a puzzle of borders

and highway lines.

bleeding fly amanita and white cap

where the lines meet

growth and death are the same here – […]

life cycles2023-05-11T17:16:12+00:00

Pere Lachaise

Griffin Elliot

Bury me

In Pere Lachaise

With my sunglasses on

So my grave will read

“He lays as he lived:

Cool and collected.”

And between the tombs

While leaves fall

And flowers wilt

My bones will become

Part of the

Moveable Feast

About the Author

Griffin Elliot is 30 years old. He lives happily in New Jersey with his wife, dog, and cat. Griffin is currently writing his master’s thesis on U.S.-China economic relations for NYU’s GSAS International Relations program. In his spare time, he manages tours for rock bands.

Instagram: @griffinjelliot

Twitter: […]

Pere Lachaise2023-05-11T17:16:32+00:00

lovely morning

Griffin Elliot


    SW     A   BS

Floating through




Black tar roof shingles

Break orderly atop

             CLEAN GROUT RED

                 BRICK HOUSES.










Lovely morning.

By       Griffin


About the Author

Griffin Elliot is 30 years old. He lives happily in New Jersey with his wife, dog, and cat. Griffin is currently writing his master’s thesis on […]

lovely morning2023-05-11T17:16:42+00:00

After a Very Boring Date


This was not worth coming out in the rain.

You tell me about your work as an attorney, defending investment banks and hedge funds.

From whom?

The government.

Oh, right.

I want to break the lip of the wine glass between my teeth just to have something to do.

You soft man, with your voice too hard to hear in this hot bar, and your constant allusions to being too old to have fun:

Have you ever bitten into a rare steak and sucked the juice through your teeth […]

After a Very Boring Date2023-05-11T17:16:58+00:00

Wild Dogs Know My Name

Donna J. Gelagotis Lee

Feeble dogs are licking my name

in the dirt. They are taking on

personas. I feel a bark rising

in my throat. I sense a pack / pact


mentality. I want to stalk and

circle, cower, and whimper. I want

to chase and pull with my teeth.

I want to lick myself, smell my own


cleanliness, smell others and tell of their

intentions. If I come up to you and nip,

will you kick / kiss me? Will you yell /

yelp? I feel my hairs matted down, my


tail / tale starting to wag. I don’t lag /

lack ambition, […]

Wild Dogs Know My Name2023-05-11T17:17:13+00:00


Aida Bardissi

(iii) عودة

عودة إلى الحب // return to love

i am a passport; a blood orange. i want to sit in your back pocket; an imminent stain;

let’s make up (out) a border & call it a nation — PEEL ME OPEN

ya 7obbi, let the pith of me perfume your skin; Andalusian ancestor;

i want to exist with you in a time before bodies knew flight; knew paper 

knew knew knew how to eat                   […]




by Joe Fischer

About the Artist

Joe Fischer is an artist living in New York City.


The Way

The Way

by Jim Ross

About the Artist

Jim Ross jumped into creative pursuits in 2015 after rewarding research career. With graduate degree from Howard University, in seven years he’s published nonfiction, fiction, poetry, photography, hybrid, plays, and interview in nearly 200 journals on five continents. Writing publications include Caustic Frolic, Columbia Journal, Hippocampus, Lunch Ticket, Manchester Review, Newfound, Ocotillo Review, The Atlantic, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and Typehouse,. Photo essays, usually structured around writing, include Barren, DASH, Kestrel, Ilanot Review, Litro, […]

The Way2023-05-11T21:13:43+00:00

Duality, Extended, Fatigue, and Raw

Duality, Extended, Fatigue, and Raw

by Kaleigh Dandenau

About the Artist

Kaleigh Dandenau is a visual artist from Tennessee, living with and advocating for chronic and invisible illnesses. She uses her art to document this journey through the flesh, the mind, and the ever changing world around her. She continues to create in sickness, in health, and in love.
Instagram: @kaleighd.jpg


Duality, Extended, Fatigue, and Raw2023-05-11T21:12:28+00:00
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