‘Ludus’ and other poems by Roula-Maria Dib

Ludus or “A Thousand Poems” You’ve written a thousand poems for me, my friend --in your sapio-sudsy head… in a world as real as this one, where the ebb and flow of its soapy tides, brush off and on that murky shore— where all that can’t but is, all that shouldn’t but will, and all [...]

“Justice” and other poems by Rachel Lauren Storm

“Justice” and other poems by Rachel Lauren Storm

Justice I believe in transformation, pupa-to-winged emergence. I believe in the power of the pulsating chrysalis the eating of lessons and the uncurling of fetal winters. I believe in the stillness of calm after storm the redressing of old wounds and the snakeskin-shed of bandages. I believe anger is grief in new clothes, I believe [...]

“Dear Eavan” by C. Murray

Eavan Boland (1944-2020) Break the glass that holds morning's flame. Proceed from your room— I have become so aware of my hands, their folding of things of too-sweet smelling fabrics (washing machine is crocked) their patting of panes, pain, counter-pane, administering drugs or massages to a dying cat— I chose not to believe your death. [...]

‘Hinges’ and other poems by Jax NTP

hinges it is easy to obsess over small objects paperclips spoons and q-tips when self grooming generates silence — virginal trumps untamable — the renunciations of dullness do not lead to desire with upturned hands, razors, at rest it is easiest to use sadness as a utensil to push people away spiders construct traps from [...]

“Soon” and other poems by Lisa Bain

“Soon” and other poems by Lisa Bain

  Soon “Let’s get together soon,” without setting a date is the tactic we always use to keep others on the line without actually giving of our time. You’ve made it clear you don’t have time for me, so why would I tell you my secret when everything would have to change? I’m torn. I’ll [...]