Issue 82: 07 March 2019

/Issue 82: 07 March 2019

Why Poets Aren’t on TV

By | 2019-03-05T13:14:29-07:00 March 7th, 2019|Categories: Issue 82: 07 March 2019|Tags: , |

By Tori Cárdenas   Poets aren’t on TV because they cry when they are asked about their feelings. Poets are messy. Poets will tell it like it is. They will tweeze out the words you meant from an argument & divinate the heart of you by casting your dry fingerbones. Poets are easily distracted. They will [...]

Judging Silence

By | 2019-03-05T12:50:06-07:00 March 7th, 2019|Categories: Issue 82: 07 March 2019|Tags: , , , |

By Sheila Ewers   Of course he covered her mouth. Denying her voice, he could write the story. We girls learn early that what remains unspoken Remains Unreal. How else could we survive? And when she swallowed her scream (as we all do) it took the words with it lodging them into the very parts he [...]

Removal

By | 2019-03-05T13:21:31-07:00 March 7th, 2019|Categories: Issue 82: 07 March 2019|Tags: , , |

By David Gershan   “The problem started when anger itself became criminalized,” he explained behind surgical goggles. “The original purpose of the neural implants was to stymie physical aggression. The focus was on prevention—punishment and rehabilitation became less, well, fashionable.” He turned his head and pointed to the hairless, jagged scar just above his occipital bun. [...]

PTSD Pantoum

By | 2019-03-07T08:53:56-07:00 March 7th, 2019|Categories: Issue 82: 07 March 2019|Tags: , , , |

By Jean Waggoner   Me and Apple were out on patrol…. Each story begins with a line like this, the travesty of its grammar a buddy thing for the philosopher-boy turned to grunt. Each story begins with a line like this, a breath-stopping return to war for the philosopher-boy turned to grunt, blank-out humping huge loads, [...]

In the Time of Avian Politics

By | 2019-03-06T17:34:47-07:00 March 7th, 2019|Categories: Issue 82: 07 March 2019|Tags: , |

By Josh Nicolaisen   Attempting to influence opinions and implement policies through terse tweets, it’s clear he sees himself as the great golden eagle of social media, and America. Sure, bald would be more appropriate and more patriotic, but don’t we know appropriateness is apart from his concerns and that the narcissist would never ignore gold, [...]