POETRY

A MEXICAN TWIN / GEMELO MEXICANO by ASHTON PERFECTO (United States)

Issue 2.1   April 2020

I am an American boy

with a Mexican twin

WALTZ ANOTHER NIGHT AWAY by AIKA ADAMSON (United States)

Issue 2.1   April 2020

The night comes with a special kind of softness,

where the music swells and carries itself through the hall

CANBERRA OCEAN by ENLING LIAO (Australia)

Issue 2.1   April 2020

Suddenly—thirty-two nights without seeing a star

Bright shining, good luck, good luck for me.

DISLOCATE by KATE GARDNER (United States)

Issue 2.1   April 2020

And the sea has many teeth, far more than I. But if we are one

then I have all the same teeth as the sea, then it has all the same teeth

as I.

HIM by ARIELLE LINN (Myanmar)

Issue 2.1   April 2020

In the thousand faceless poems I've read

the moon has never been named a “him.”

INFINITY (COLLAPSED) by CAROLINE DINH (United States)

Issue 2.1   April 2020

Sometimes I like to collapse infinity 

into a single point in time I label “now.” 

RETURN TO MY TREES by ELEANOR LEWIS (Wales)

Issue 1.3   December 2019

i have come back

to the village i swore i would never see again.

REFUGEE by AFREH SHEKH (India)

Issue 1.3  December 2019

the first missile tears through the skin;

skinning the embers of

a quenched country

SMALL FAREWELL IN THE HISTORY OF SUMMERS by TING LIN (China)

Issue 1.3   December 2019

I look at you for decades and your words

melt in this subtropical heat.

INVISIBLE PARKS by MAY ZHENG (United States)

Issue 1.3   December 2019

Air sticks to my skin, 

like honey. mosquitos circle my ankles and wrists

THE FISHER QUEEN by DANIEL SHARPE (Northern Ireland)

Issue 1.2   September 2019

Sweet Erin you lay far from me, 

In soils toiled by blight and blood.

BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT by KIANA JACKSON (Australia)

Issue 1.2   September 2019

Your deplorable, horrible, despicable, ignorable. 

You reiterate, evaluate, desiccate, and exacerbate. 

Can’t you accept the way you look?

WOOD AND WATER by ENLING LIAO (Australia)

Issue 1.2   September 2019

Late afternoon. 

I never knew a whisper, soft and sweet, could sing 

In tranquil lapse.

SWALLOWS by ROSIE JONES (United Kingdom)

Issue 1.1   April 2019

A poem is when a scattering of swallows suddenly form a perfect v.

A poem is the angle which makes dew on a rose petal look like diamonds.

PEOPLE PLACES by SAMANTHA WAGNER (United States)

Issue 1.1   April 2019

I believe in

People Places,

A Place for every Person to

HEARTBEATS by MAI MCGAW (United States)

Issue 1.1   April 2019

On a frosty October morning, I walk to a field

And lie flat on my back in the dewy grass.

BREAKING THE SILENCE by BRITNEY PHAM (Australia)

Issue 1.1   April 2019

The silence can be eerie

Dark, damp and cold

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