explosives / strapped to a bridge, / a poorly / trained militia, / a palace / stripped to the level / of jail, / the Euphrates’ / leisurely descent / to desert.
after autocorrect said losing my boyfriend = losing my life raft
Peek / in the cupboard, they’re / huddled in situ: a small herd / of grins. It’s almost enough / to make me forget / the history of my desire.
You won’t look. You just hold your breath at the end of the driveway, complain about the heat. The coyotes pick at our garbage bins every night. I hear their paws on the asphalt, their breath at the threshold.
Vanessa Angelica Villareal
stormwater sags the walls as the ghost spin blossoms berries of ro in her daughter's daughter's brains the girl doublebled shares a heart with the pines
Nathan Wade Carter
Vi Khi Nao
Sheep Machine (One)
Haley Rene Thompson
Diver, Dive into Me
Nancy Chen Long
Continual Process Improvement for the Astute Young-Adult Student, Or Lesson as Lesion