twofold

Issue 55 twofold Katlyn Furlong I want to be transparent, I say—as light floods the room I used to call home—that’s the only way to make it real—to  take this body and turn it into crystalline water—so  that you can  see me so clearly—you can see yourself reflected...

blood fruit

Issue 55 blood fruit Katlyn Furlong this summer I am all heart no song, raindrops vibrating a tin roof, the light that lingers, the soft hum of electric current, recurrently resurfacing— always coming up for air. I am a mouth full of a lover’s mouth full of love for...

(on being) a (soft) place to land

Issue 55 (on being) a (soft) place to land Katlyn Furlong I flinch        at the same scratch in the record       every time. for spending eternity    bracing for      impact    this body knows nothing about defense. applies it to        everything. the touch     of a...

User’s Manual, 2009 Honda Accord

Issue 55 User’s Manual, 2009 Honda Accord Taylor Thackaberry Don’t park under trees, don’t drive on gravel roads. Close the sunroof before you park, or rain will get in. Your father loved this car, and only gave it to you because he loves you more. It will...

Lenticular

Issue 55 Lenticular Shelby Weisburg after Lucinda Parker iron mountains delay the oncoming studebaker clouds pink as the sun, bright against the sea-mist sky. pat the rolls, pat the rocks, waft your hand through heavens. there the clouds, there the mountains...

war

Issue 55 war Shelby Weisburg there’s a stone in the front yard of their red house. the soil under it is common and full of worms, and they overturn that stone every morning, so gentle and easy with routine, to see life’s beckoning rawness under it. they grew up when...
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