Churchfight

BY Aaron Burch (feat. Blake Kimzey),
This is when it happened – having just gotten a drink, in the middle of the school day, middle of the church service, mid-commute. In the middle of nothing. A gaze held too long, staring, leering, vulgar comments given like offerings, leading…

community property

BY Elle Nash,
should i keep using my face to promote my writing or should i delete my face do you think if i deleted my face people would be more or less inclined to find my work worthy of reading. do you think if i deleted my body it would be any better. do…

Five Poems

BY C.M. Keehl,
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT ALTERED STATE YOU’RE IN? extrasensory perception begets properties expanding universes you can keep on praying I’ll start digging the graves I’ll check NURFOC reports start my stopwatch & forget light…

Sweet Nothing

BY Bud Smith,
In the kitchen of the hot house a widow stepped to the side. The plate shattered on the cow wallpaper and landed in the sink. Now that widow picked up a glass bottle of Coca Cola and threw it through the shadows beyond the doorway so it struck…

Professional Mermaid

BY Claire Hopple,
Gutzon Borglum was the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. Gutzon Borglum’s name sounds like a double-sneeze. Some people sneeze twice every time. It’s possible that Borglum, while chiseling away inside the vast nasal passages of Thomas Jefferson,…

Three Poems

BY Nathan Wade Carter,
MIGHT COULD I lay on top of the sheets too broke for AC wet underwear arm across my forehead   I am in this new predicament I am doubled constant   my fellow latchkey displaced curiosities my…

The Squirrels

BY Janice Lee,
The squirrels remember in decades. That is, while they breathe circles into the winter air, one will slip down the muddy walkway and have his spine pressed upright by a memory of running forward, dry cough and chilly wind like needles, showing…

Three Poems

BY Catch Business,
the mirror is a scale you really do like me seed teeth doing a load of laundry constellation map on your phone shadow stripes shadows fall to one side with the light off why do they look at me that way i can imagine…

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BY Mike Andrelczyk,
Zach had a fucked up beard. that was one reason. the ch was another. another one was everything was vibrating and pink and my tongue was a frozen cactus the last one was when he gave his 2 year old a tiny cap and a stem he…