Robert Andrew Perez

January 22, 2017

you wish a life with a little room     for happiness
like you picture the sky       purged of light
pollution    so you can see at last the stars […]

Cheswayo Mphanza

January 18, 2017

I do believe you Teddy Pendergrass;
I too have been on the rope-a-dopes

of love, soaking in fists from women
who do not believe a man can be down, […]

Corey Van Landingham

January 18, 2017

Because there had to be one woman who first loved a man. Let’s call her X.

Because X started it.

Because I can’t imagine her face. […]

Ross White

January 18, 2017

Photographs of the waterskiing versions of us,
the ones who went to Machu Picchu & Chunchucmil,
the selfish & long-haired & parasailing us, […]

Stevie Edwards

January 12, 2017

There is an absence of lemon. Dark, dark as roots, as earth. It is the tongue’s earth, coats the swallowing. Coats are because we need more fur. […]

John Sibley Williams

January 12, 2017

held together by wild oceans,
grassed over rail tracks,
whiskey and brief churches,

your interior untamed […]

Maura Pellettieri

January 12, 2017

a friend of mine, said,
Death is painless, even for me. He wore
all the words, some sleeves
no one had ever heard, […]

Ysabel Y. Gonzalez

January 8, 2017

Dear Brown Bright Heart,
sneak into my mouth—crowned glory
loosen my coarse crimson tongue […]

Talin Tahajian

January 4, 2017

Different cities glow different colors in the rain Throwing up in bathroom stalls My leather jacket & cold February wind Shades of black so dark they’re purple Cities glow different colors in the dark Night […]

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