Month: September 2016

Two Poems by Sarah Escue

ON NIGHTS WHEN I AM MOTHERLESS   Through the limbs of an ash tree, ash filters, reminds me of the nights we watched the storm

Amputee

Amputee   The first time I witnessed my son’s boner, I gasped, then pretended not to see it, proceeded to help him into Spiderman underpants

Two Poems by Anne Champion

SALLY RIDE WATCHES THE CHALLENGER EXPLODE   I know what it is to be boxed in hot light, ushered into more darkness, pinpricked by the

The Healing

When the half-moon, past a half night bent its light on the red-brown building,the misery, it quickened, the despair, it doubled, grim thoughts like fiends

Traveling Alone

When Patrice Hughes turned forty, her gift to herself was a week in Paris, alone. It was the Eighties, when the married women she knew

House Guest

I saunter slowly through the aisles of annuals and poppies, past flowering cacti and tiny Christmas trees following Michaelene in the Lowe’s Garden Center on

For Coq au Vin

Chef’s Knife The knife shriek shriek shrieks against the rod. Fluorescent light, bouncing, highlights the grain, smearing brightness on the white subway tiles. We are

Mar y Sol

Marisol’s daughter, Jaquelin, turned 19 yesterday.  She and her 15-year-old brother have been pacing the pea-green fluorescent-lit hallways of the intensive care unit for days. 

Searching for Her

I knew you were drunk last night. Not by the smell as much as the three times you called me beautiful. By the talk of

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