Issue 22 Poetry


Wish You Were Here You Are
by Rachel Zucker

time isn’t the same for everyone there is
science behind this when you fly into space
you’re not experiencing time at the same rate
as someone tethered to Earth & someone
moving quickly experiences time at a slower rate
even on Earth so as I run through Central Park

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two poems from HOUSKEEPING
by Ashley Toliver


Under implied direction the lace steps to honeycomb, turns pictures. From a long-legged
point of view, the line finds an edge to root against. I haven’t left the house in fifteen
days and still like a surface decoration poised in front of the window I stand for

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Rabbit is Knighted
by Farren Stanley and Jessalyn Wakefield

The syphilitic queen and her hunchbacked                         litter

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Rabbit in a Recession
by Farren Stanley and Jessalyn Wakefield

It is for the lilies. It is stalked and purple as a promise of its recidivism

The rest is a cavity flushed.

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Polite, Troubled Lives
by George Kalamaras

The way a stand of sycamores bends with my most secret thought.
It is not enough to go for help, across the field, among the snowberries of August.

Someone threw a lantern at a tree.
The simultaneous lightning strike was not coincidental.

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Yearning for the Sake of It
by John Fenlon Hogan

What is it that embalms the chambers of my Diasporic heart?

It is our custom here to arrange deities like fruits

on the kitchen table. A mortician’s habits and homework,

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Courtney Love is Gonna Jump
by Fatima R. Espiritu

after video comments online: march, april


USER 1: Strange, if I saw someone that was about to jump, and I couldn't stop it, I’d stay and watch

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Confections
by Mariya Deykute

Some things start
in the dark—sea

urchins, though
inside they are

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Poupée
by Gillian Cummings

The way a stand of sycamores bends with my most secret thought.
It is not enough to go for help, across the field, among the snowberries of August.

Someone threw a lantern at a tree.
The simultaneous lightning strike was not coincidental.

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Electronics Store
by Ryan Bender-Murphy

Snow coats the field of computers.

Workers fold trees out of storage bunkers, creeping
along the most traveled customer routes.

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