Daily Archives: October 14, 2015

the child-snow (2) by G.C. Waldrep

  the child-snow listens, (enclaved)   ungirds its mission posture   fever-dream of anemone, radio fosse/foundry   the vanquished epic shines faintly (within its lore)   settlement as a marked deck   beneath its optic shallow- glassed, clef-choir   each petal’s measured skein   knows youth’s blue-boned Arctic   the […]

Good Health by Anna B. Sutton

  Bear Creek, NC   The muscles in my lower back have trained themselves to spasm   around a large cluster of nerves, bundled like a horse’s tail at the base of my spine.   There are cysts—small sacks of fluid that fill and deflate at random—scattered   across my […]

The Space Between by Jan Schmidt

              Everything was oddly serene in the alley. Close to a century of exhaust and fumes covered the red brick buildings before her. The brick reminded her of the Lower East Side where she’d been living for the last thirty years. Though there were no alleys in Manhattan, the […]

Lucky by Joanna Pearson

              Jess preferred to say she’d been attacked. It better captured her sense of violation. Mugged sounded too benign, too reminiscent of a hot, cozy beverage, whereas attacked had teeth to it. It was so much more bitingly intimate. True, she hadn’t been injured. And she’d only lost what […]