Elysia Baskins- Hindsight is 2020

Issue 56 Hindsight is 2020 Elysia Baskins   For the 2020 Pandemic, we came armed with Lysol Liquor, we had to buy from our strung-out sister state: New Jersey; snuck across the bridge like it was the Prohibition. People with privilege, fleeing Philly back to...

Elysia Baskins- Quarantine Capitalism

Issue 56 Quarantine Capitalism Elysia Baskins   I’m what they call a sellout, a poster child for being a poser Imposter syndrome the size of a brick house and my pride: a house made of sticks Say it, bitch, say it! I’m a cocksucker for the corporate conglomerate,...

Celine Gauge- Oath of Identity

Issue 56 Oath of Identity Celine Gauge  I remember when our hands first met. when my blood melted holes in the snow, and yours fell thick on the dry pavement. a twin set of open wounds, freely weeping. are we really back here again? the crossroads have lost their...

Anna Sharudenko- Coffee

Issue 56 Coffee Anna Sharudenko as I pour coffee into a cup, it fills the room with an earthly pungent smell. I imagine what it would be like to think of you when the sun comes up … my consciousness drifts away. there is an end to a universe, but at its edge,...

Issue 56 The F Word Amber Williams Walking in that garden, The one filled with sunflowers And other colorful blooms I cannot name, I am reminded that it’s okay to be delicate. As the lavender drops of rain Fall on my lace skirt and  Cloud soaked skin, I am reminded of...

Katey Funderburgh – Poems at 21

Issue 56 Poems at 21 9 years younger than Sophia Sanchez, she says Katey Funderburgh It is midnight. We absorb each other’s  language in the wine-drunk of the back concrete under a sky too full of ash to see stars. in the morning I am awake before everyone else-the...
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