The Silent People by Aysegul Savas

The Silent People by Aysegul Savas

The Silent People   Aysegul Savas   They awoke as if this were the first time, as if this were eternity. They awoke to hear the murmur, just out of their sight.   The sound of doors, opening and closing, and the sound of feet, dispersing all along the corridor. At...
Finishing School by Emma Bolden

Finishing School by Emma Bolden

Finishing School   Emma Bolden     Couldn’t sugar. Couldn’t sweet right. Couldn’t rat- comb, couldn’t tease the boys with a belt and a bra, Madonna   coned. Couldn’t talk lady. Couldn’t coo. Couldn’t bless   the heart of Jesus till he bleached down to Southern,...
Sensorium by Emily Corwin

Sensorium by Emily Corwin

Sensorium Emily Corwin 1 in dappled sun, in wine sap apples I dab prismatic gloss atop my cupid’s bow—the philtrum it’s called, it’s chrome-like. I have a mouth & it stinks— this is where I masticate the animal brisket, the pie pumpkin & red plums,...
Pedro Full of Grace by Marcos Gonsalez

Pedro Full of Grace by Marcos Gonsalez

Pedro Full of Grace   Marcos Gonsalez     He’s such a Pedro. Across from me, on this 4:30 a.m. Queens-bound N train, on my way to get my stomach cut open, skin excised, and flesh stapled shut, is this Pedro I name Pedro. My cousin Pedro lives in Mexico. Cousin Pedro...
Barn Point by Talin Tahajian

Barn Point by Talin Tahajian

Barn Point   Talin Tahajian   I’ll always be where rainbows are, forever in the Maine-bright stars, when sunsets light the eveningtide, with the moon in sparkling skies, with the rising sun each morning, with the quiet of dawn by the sea, along the beloved rocks of...