The Blob at High School Reunion

Noel Sloboda

The Blob at High School Reunion  

After oozing back to Arborvillefollowing three decades livingin another time zone, I shimmy

into the gym, […]

Willing the Tide to Turn

Catherine Edmunds

Willing the Tide to Turn

The sea, blue as love, is just inches away, but a million tortoiseshell butterflies are suddenly […]

Scrapyards

Alex Kashko

Scrapyards

The steel vampires stand, derelict statuesguarding their home, the scrapyardthat backs onto your backyardcome the night the vampire machinesrise and walk, […]

Apocalypse Swap

Ann K. Schwader

Apocalypse Swap

Apocalypse was simple once. A phone the shade of midnight sunrise rang somewhere in Washington or Moscow, & the […]

If Aliens Arrive Tonight

R. Nikolas Macioci

If Aliens Arrive Tonight

Out where dandelions grow in the field and wildflowers break under cattle hooves, just this side of […]

El poeta astronauta levita

Carmen Lucia Alvarado (Translated by Toshiya Kamei)

The astronaut poet soars

through silent streets at dawn at the height of rooftops crosses the […]

The Scarecrow’s Lover

Alexandria Baisden 

The Scarecrow’s Lover

My lover blossoms from the soil every year Velvet ivy twists up and c r a w l s around […]

This is How You’re Dealing

Bryanna Licciardi

This is How You’re Dealing

Her aggression has spread to the doctors who now refuse to speak to her directly, […]

Night in the Rainforest

Kathleen S. Burgess

Night in the Rainforest

… the Final Identity has no Final Identity but is—as the swoop cry of some nameless Frogbird—whoopsing […]

Ntil

Luigi Coppola

Ntil

We begin with drawing a line as a 1-dimensional construct, from that conceptual scribble we turn and twist and […]