Ritual

by Simon Anton Niño Diego Baena

As the fire spreads,
the only thing that is left on the pages
are scorched words.

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Jackson

by Adam Matson

The first time you hang out with friends you haven’t seen in a while, you realize how weird they are. That’s how it was with Jerry and Reesie (rhymes with the peanut butter cup) Tolliver. I hadn’t seen them in almost ten years. This long hiatus in the friendship was nobody’s fault. Life drives people apart. Continue reading

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People Watching Along Kalākaua Avenue

by Normie Salvador

Dropped off by my dad, I walk Kalākaua
Avenue, the liminal line keeping beach
from park. I am conspicuous in Waikīkī
Aquarium yellow shirt, slacks, and Skechers. Continue reading

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Willpow(d)er

by Hayley Notter

I found a sandwich bag of white powder in Will’s nightstand. Straddling him, sundress on the floor, I wasn’t reaching into his drawer for a condom (we would break up before I had the chance to offer up my virginity). I don’t remember what I was reaching for. Continue reading

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An Instructional Guide to Saying Thank You

by Sophia Velasquez Martinez

Overripe mangoes
melt in wicker baskets
strays sip from sprinkler head pools Continue reading

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