Issue 14: 2 Mar 2017

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New Madonna

By | 2017-03-02T08:31:13+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issue 14: 2 Mar 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Celeste Schantz Visiting a gallery of religious art   I can no longer relate to these dusty framed virgins and whores. Your Madonnas are too beautiful; poor, pale, mute dolls propped against empty cerulean skies. I want to see some new Madonnas. Of the scars, of the streets. Our Lady of Goodwill, hunched at the [...]

The Daylight Underground

By | 2017-02-27T21:13:39+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issue 14: 2 Mar 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

By Héctor Tobar   For the last time, we share a moment of sensual repose. My hand in yours. The sweat on our bare skin, a salty moistness in the desert air. My mestiza, Maritza Melanie. And me, your James, your lover for one hour more. We weren’t supposed to happen. That chance meeting at the [...]

Declaration of Defendence

By | 2017-03-02T18:18:49+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issue 14: 2 Mar 2017|Tags: , |

By Conney D. Williams   I save my tears for weddings and presidential elections while America the beneficent thrusts anthems up our spleens the pasty ballot of deprecation without representation please GOD, bless Ol’ Glory with sufficient stars and stripes to vandalize my person until even bowels lose their allegiance I am a casualty of domestic [...]

Consoling My Poem

By | 2017-03-02T08:34:16+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issue 14: 2 Mar 2017|Tags: , |

By Rebecca L’Bahy   Imagine him at night, sleepless in his tacky golden bed. How he tosses, turns, finally rising at 3 a.m. to check his phone, its glow a salve to his tiny soul. What if it were you lighting up his screen, what would you say? Think hard, dear poem, be brave. It’s true you [...]