358 Readings | 2 Ratings
All the animals grazing
in their fields watch you
walking behind glass—
and you are terrified
by what you’ve become.
Song for Valedictorians
Astrid looks away when it’s time to give her name. But not today. Today she shouts out, / / I want to name myself winged-ornament. I want to…
Badger’s Speech to the Audience
There are always two parties to a loss. Not only / am I lonely in my parts, but the parts themselves / / are lonely, as when the glimpse of a…
from SORROW ARROW
Emily Kendal Frey
Even though I have this giant problem in my pants / / I am not going to do anything / / Today the ocean / / I am going to move my one…
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A Budget Named Apothecary
Courtesy Janitorial is shadowed by freshly cured stucco. Earl’s Barber Shop / seems to be, NAACP posters taped to the front door; free job-seeking…
No one wants to be / / the first to fall asleep, / / fearing the others / / will place our hand / / in warm water, hoping / / we’ll…
We gnaw leafy greens at the tops / of the tallest trees, lick the remnant / / rib cage and speculate smaller, / smoother species, the kind / …
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