Issue 78: 10 January 2019

/Issue 78: 10 January 2019

Where the dem things were

By | 2019-01-23T11:30:24-07:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Issue 78: 10 January 2019|Tags: , |

By Cheryl Caesar   The day Don wore his Shutdown Mantle and made mischief of one kind and another the Washington Post called him “BOTTOMLESS PINOCCHIO!” and Don said, “I’LL SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT!” so he went off to bed with 2 Big Macs and Fox and Friends. That very night in a junk food and [...]

My Illiterate Mother

By | 2019-01-11T10:50:24-07:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Issue 78: 10 January 2019|Tags: , |

By Fabiyas M V   A software to read and write is not installed in my mom’s system. We download pages of ignorance. Sometimes, her monitor is blank. Our neighbors wake up hearing the divine songs from a rural temple, when I jump up listening to the metal words rattling in the kitchen. She pours calumnies [...]

Autoimmune

By | 2019-01-13T08:39:38-07:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Issue 78: 10 January 2019|Tags: , , |

By Sadell Costello   trigger happy t-cells mistake the good guys for the bad guys carrying myself like a weapon a product of too many enemies or an excess of victims Stephon Clark was, as they say, gunned down in his grandparents’ backyard Syria’s children asphyxiated with sarin gas when i open the news, Fox says: [...]

On the Mesa

By | 2019-01-23T12:03:56-07:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Issue 78: 10 January 2019|Tags: , |

By Frederick Pollack   The young went north or joined, indifferently, the cartel or the police; all were brutalized, as one must be either to be excluded or to belong. Now only dogs are left, and an old woman tending the last cabbages and chickens. She would like to make confession in the nearest functioning town, [...]