February 7, 2018

Art by Collin Beck

A Village of Friendly Shadows

Your coffee cup sits empty—an unwritten manifesto of earthenware

and concavity. There’s so much I still don’t know, can only guess at.

The undiagnosed illness of picture-taking, leading yourself around by

the nylon of a short...

February 7, 2018

Art by Collin Beck

She Tossed Her Head

She tossed her head, and I fell in love—

it was that muscle at the side of her neck, 

her sternocleidomastoid 

like a skein of silk from jaw to collarbone,

gracefully moving just below the surface of her skin 

when she tilted her head, o...

February 5, 2018

Art by Collin Beck

Statue in a Corridor

I spent the day on a chair,

hands tucked like wings

between my legs.

Hair thrumming a wire call

across the looping hallway.

I was folded, 

grounded,

salt frosting the lip of my shoe. 

Waiting for a tongue to lick it clean. 

Amateur Gardener...

January 11, 2018

Art by Valerie Chamberlain

Overhead Projector Focus Adjustment

I stopped writing about myself

Because they told me I didn't exist

They said they knew/know who I am/was

So I believed them instead of myself

Because it's what I'd always done.

We're in Andover-Morris 

They're stan...

December 6, 2017

Meet Lily! 

Lily Bell resides in Seattle and is an artist, poet, and singer/songwriter for Aquamarine Space Unicorns. Her works have been featured in Moonchild Magazine and Rag Queen Periodical and will be featured in The Rumpus-Spotlight. A survivor of domestic violenc...

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