Cargo Cult

Marc Ruvolo

Cargo Cult

The dust on the beetle’s backside Iridescent, gold-flecked (beneath the worn, ornate saddle)Tickles your noseAnd you, ah, youSneeze.It can hardly […]

Under the Boards

Misha Penton

Under the Boards

The house is empty. Window-doors, white and tall and narrow, swing wide to let in the blue whales. […]

Prisms

Stephanie Smith

Prisms

Every second is a falling starburning a hole in my heartA blissful shiver in the shadows ofanother eluded dayEach moment I […]

Diamond Dust

Christina Sng

Diamond DustIn the reflection nebula, Messier 78,Our scooper ship sifts diamond dustLike baleen whales through darkened seas.We are 1400 light-years from Earth,Eager […]

To the Underworld

Dawn Vogel

To the Underworld

A crack, jagged and crookedA picnic, interruptedA woman, hystericalA warm and sunny spring dayPerfect for enjoying outdoorsA crack, jagged […]

In Pluto’s Embrace

Deborah L. Davitt

In Pluto’s Embrace

Around a hidden point in space they move,barycentric balance struck between them, cold faces glacially surfaced in frost.Don’t […]

Three Bad Dreams

Kevin Denelsbeck

Three Bad Dreams

In your first bad dream you are the Seconde Mère,The Premiere Mère was just burnt with reflection.She’d joined the […]

The Wood Became Birds

Tristan Beiter

The Wood Became Birds

the wood became birdsbursting off the wrecking ballas it crashed splinter-wingsmetamorphosed the glassinto beetles buzzingshards ‘roundclouds of dust […]

It’s Not Always Magic

John C. Mannone

It’s Not Always Magic

From the window in his study, the starhe’s been waiting for pierces the darkicy skies. He calls […]

Necessary Parts

Laura Cranehill

Necessary Parts

When I was young, I imagined love to be a serious thing. Like peeling a potato without cutting yourself. A […]