by Alais Mara Misunderstanding sucks the sun out of the sky leans the walls in and expands my heaving heart until all I see is red all I feel is the urge to run. You smile and tell me, All of these shadows are harmless, my love. While you smooth out the knots of someone […]Read more "Day 3"
by Jen Hitchcock Click HERE to listen! Jen Hitchcock owns and operates a book shop and creative space called Book Show in Los Angeles. She is a writer and music journalist whose work has been published in the LA Weekly, LA Art News, Mix Magazine, Tattoo Savage, Razorcake, Metal Hammer and a slew of fanzines […]Read more "Please Don’t Litter"
by Manuel Chavarria Among dead stars, Eurydice did claim to find the lady fairWho’d held aloft our shatt’ring world in eras fraught, times of despair,And though that lady waned beneath the lashes of the sudden glareOf raging lights that lurched across the galaxy to find her, where The wind slipped toward the edge of plain […]Read more "Dead Stars"
by Karo Ska inside me, strawberry jam thickens before leaking, dripping then gushing. an 11 day early knock at my cervix door. the moon & me unsynced. the moon: predictable, well- behaved. not me. not this month. does my flesh crave reproduction? is it angry i won’t host a family of cells? i have no […]Read more "Rumination on Menstruation"
by Keren Darancette That decade we spent trapped in a smoke cloud. We gathered beneath the black ceilings of the bar, joined hands as one mass of sadness one destruction. We became dingy birds, caged and yellow, we sat in our cages hung deep in the mine waiting to die, to absorb the poison before […]Read more "We/Canaries"
by Ellie Lopez Honey / sweet water / fingertips / more than hands could feed / sliced lemon / sting / hands washed clean / want you around / like an open wound / salt on your cuts / tender to touch / honey over flesh / suck the bittersweet / spit the seeds out […]Read more "Bittersweet"
by Maritza Ocampo She’s there the reckless spirit the one who got you through so much bullshit the one you relied on to pull you out of the hole you dug yourself into she’s there she hasn’t cracked she hasn’t left she’s transforming letting different emotions filter through and settle in challenging you she’s waiting […]Read more "Reflection"
Alexandra Martinez is a baker and poet living in the tumbleweeds of Southern California. You can find her on Instagram @alxndramartinez or twitter @mexicanpiggybnk.Read more "Photography by Alexandra Martinez"
If you asked me how it felt to be raped, I couldn’t tell you. My mind deleted that memory. I can only tell you what my mind did to cope. You become the liar. He said you always were, so any form of trauma is just a lie that you wove, to get attention. You […]Read more "Lie with Me by Mauricio Moreno"