CesarChavezCesarChavez by Valeka Cruz

CesarChavezCesarChavez by Valeka Cruz

CesarChavezCesarChavez By Valeka Cruz My cousin was a bodyguard for Cesar Chavez, he says.He also worked as a DJ for a radio station in San Diego or someplace like that.We had café y pan dulce en la casa. Hablemos de nuestra familia.That’s nice, I say. You mentioned...
Galaxies Sparked: Two poems by Rikki Santer

Galaxies Sparked: Two poems by Rikki Santer

Two poems by Rikki Santer Husk after the sculpture by Kristen Newell Let us say after months and months, slanted and stained, you turn yourself inside out to travel far from wanting, you plant your feet to elongate your stance, you scale serpentine steps snaking up...
night By Sally Quon

night By Sally Quon

night By Sally Quon bits of darknesscling to wallsheavy with hungerreluctant egress easy enough to be swallowedinto the hollow nighttime slithers, belly-downfear and painshriek in the black whatever the night did bringunseenunheardunremarkedas dawn pushes the dome of...
Fish Poem by Liz DeGregorio

Fish Poem by Liz DeGregorio

Fish Poem by Liz DeGregorio I imagined slicing you open like a fish, straight down your sternum, your organs spilling out into a neat pile  on my kitchen floor.   I even thought you’d have a fishy smell (well, why not?) like digging for clams or opening a...
Curled in the Grass: two poems by Carolyn Adams

Curled in the Grass: two poems by Carolyn Adams

Two poems by Carolyn Adams Fruit Fly by Carolyn Adams I’m not sure why I killed it. I’m not sure why I’m telling you this. It wouldn’t leave  my page. It danced nervously from ink to edge, to center space, then backed off the tablet binding, only to return, to sip at...