Airplanes Move Sideways

by Trevor Plate Concrete and metaland sky breathing heavyThe mountains beyondthemselves in the distanceSun giving up tothe demon electricScent of a humanthis flight of a lifetimeTelling the storiesof heroes and villainsPrecious and potentthe palm of an instantNight starts its breakingThese hearts are all breaking out here Smelling the fish inthe lingering ozoneExhaust and needlesolfactory highwaysRemember the … Continue reading Airplanes Move Sideways

Collecting

by Trista Hurley-Waxali When he said we were moving in, I wasn’t sure what he meant. Most of our friends were demolishing and then rebuilding, so it wasn’t so much as moving in but entering a perfectly designed space. At least, that was the promise that architects have when they competed like football teams for the … Continue reading Collecting

Baba Yaga

by Caitlin Copland I dreamed of the Yaga. She looked me in the eye told me she would consume me. I was not afraid — even when she opened the skylight and began painting with my ashes. & & Caitlin Copland Quietly honing her wordsmith skills, she has recently found her voice in the rich soil … Continue reading Baba Yaga

Mental Health Day on Sunset Boulevard

by Gabriel Ricard Emily and her huge teeth had to learn the weird-waitress- in-a-small-neighborhood-being-eaten- alive-by-the-bigger-surrounding-one- way that you can’t just decide to go to Hollywood, because that’s easier than telling everyone that love is just the worst fucking kind of social contract. And then staying right the fuck there, with her feet on the ground, … Continue reading Mental Health Day on Sunset Boulevard