by Esteban Rodríguez
Because every computer would die,
and software would become a relic
overnight, your father packed a survival kit,
bought extra water, canned food,
cartridges for a shotgun he feared
he’d have to use, warning of asesinos,
ladrones, of a desperation that would lead us
to do things we thought we’d never do.
by Joe Balaz
and numb to it all
da emotional atmospherics
dat stay emanating from da brain
is kinnah different
den da locomotive pulling da train.
by Kathleen Hellen
“Find Your Fearless,” said the piggy
on the desk in separate offices
of banks of America, Continue reading
by Karen Kovacik
after Elizabeth Acevedo
Although I am his wife, I’m no longer his lover.
I am not the washcloth that fondles
his penis and balls, nor the spoon
of sorbet on his tongue. I am not oxygen
tubing that swishes behind him like a skirt,
rival imagined from literal air, Continue reading
by Bryce Berkowitz
after Kim Addonizio
She hangs around, bestowing new doubt to your friends
or else she disappears over the long weekend.
She shows up again mid-week, when you’re finally sober,
like someone passing through town who just invited you to dinner.
She allows you to search, then provides variant meanings.
When you lie in bed Continue reading