outline of a head or of a seated figure with a child / is covering what it opens around. Here, someone said, / please take this.
The author’s hand in the scene. // Another metaphor for faith // foreshadowed in the decision // to insure or not insure in case // it will burn. It isn’t a nice house // but a university of suffering.
Some days I relax / in the most beautiful zone and hope / to be struck down, to be disappeared / by an unexpected special attack, but erasure / can't be summoned so easily.
To Shower After Four Days
You think // we must be going crazy as a people. / To wash off all this blood, whose hues // we cannot name but near pastel, falsetto, / there, our own two hands.
after autocorrect said losing my boyfriend = losing my life raft
Vanessa Angelica Villareal
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