by Beth Escott Newcomer
You are standing with the porch light behind you, casting a shadow on the steps. I can see you’re holding the letter. I left it out on the kitchen table in plain sight, and yet I’m still surprised you noticed it, let alone cared to read it.
by Darren Demaree
for Kelly Morse
has an accent
if you give it
Sugar can Continue reading
by Chrys Tobey
Made of paper and popsicle sticks. Made of sadness.
This part carries my past loves. This part has my childhood,
my shame. This part holds my loss. I am sailing it down
a stream of rainwater. I have painted it orange because someone
I once loved wore this color. I don’t know if you’ll ever find it.
Maybe you will, but you won’t want it. Maybe you’ll be too afraid. Continue reading
by Kathleen Peppard
What do you do when you receive
the emergency alert warning
BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT
INBOUND TO HAWAII.
SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Continue reading