Pantoum for Amy Winehouse

Courtney LeBlanc   She lights a cigarette, drags hard and exhales smoke, the room filling with gray and her gravelly voice, What the fuck do I know? her words, an exhale of smoke, her Cockney accent thick, What do I expect her to know? She been dead a decade but...

Jeff Bezos

Bekah Steimel   Jeff Bezos smiles that smile of a person who could change the world and lives and happiness and health and retirements and safety and food security and school supplies and bail funds and holiday gifts and dignity and transportation and internet...

What’s in My Bag?

Kristin Garth   after Us Weekly Three centuries pass before she is asked to unfasten the slight skull which serves as its clasp.  It’s sculpted of jade.  Thousands bask at this bag’s fine details, eyeballs topaz, never divining entrails. Until a chance encounter...

Three and a Half Types of Ambiguity

Mark Blaeuer   Men search for meaning, Viktor Frankl said. Eschew the frankincense-gold-myrrh routine. Absurdity vaults way ahead. The Meerschaum Orca wins a Pulitzer: a play unwritten as of yet. So, muse tough rhythm out like Chester A. Burnett if that inspire...

Never Ever

Grace Hui   ‘You talk about him so much—why don’t you talk to him?’ my mother asks, and I do not because I am afraid, because he goes to the same school as the last boy I confessed my feelings to. He said, ‘I never had feelings for you, never ever,’ and from his...