Day 3

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 […]

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February 2019

by Naomi E. Cornejo Why do I suffer in silence? It has been a year since I met you. A year since I fell for a man, youthful at heart in his black skinny jeans, worn-out converse and punk jean jacket. You promised me the world and I, like a fool, believed you. I fell […]

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Dead Stars

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 […]

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We/Canaries

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 […]

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Bittersweet

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 […]

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Reflection

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 […]

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