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Tag: Issue 2
Cotton Candy Mermaid
Driving down the highway
at two a.m.
I felt my heart stop
When I looked over and saw
So round and full
Sensuous and curvy
The Scarecrows’ Daughter
Our world was dying; that was the excuse anyways. A better life, Dad promised, and Mom followed. But we only traded one wasteland for another.
whereas many more presumptuous
theories suggest an interpretive dance
in five deliberate movements (Marling &
Batmanglij 2017) or else a general physical
denial of body through writhing-as-dance
under strobe-lit dark1,
the newly discovered academic consensus is that
multidimensional transcendent astral travel
is only possible through
I pour myself in
full and thick
like the syrup left from poaching pears
rich with cinnamon
star anise in my hair.
When the world around us is dark, it’s difficult to find the motivation to produce art. Yet art is one of the things that sustains us through hard times—art can fight back, offer us a moment of calm, connect people across places and time… With that in mind, I’m proud to present Issue 2 of […]
Only the Trees
A storm blew down
the tree your bones
nourished, through the
5 gill of twinkling dew from the petals of roses, tulips, peonies &c. as available in early Spring. The more admirable the flower, the greater the effect.