I shudder to demand of the unwrinkling angels (bright winged over damnation-burned orchards), chant me another century of perfect sonatas! Songs that will insist against the darkness like an idiot’s bombs, gunsmoke and blurred colors. We living fires will cluster in the forest as if nothing were left but what we believe, night mysteries that force our awareness. Planet-shaped wine smoke as clear as clarinets is the key to the flaming Orion in our hands and irises. Inspire me perfectly where my words touch melody, and let my words cease brittle hearts from falling dead into the sun.
Print & Digital Issues
Featuring: Issue 107, published July 2023, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by JC Alfier, Linda K Allison, David Blumenfeld, Rose Mary Boehm, A. Cabrera, Tetman Callis, Megan Cartwright, George Choundas, Michael Crowley, James William Gardner, Kaisha A. Girard, Jaime Greenberg, Tae Won Kim, Rebecca Klassen, Amy S. Lerman, Anne McCrady, Anna B. Moore, Donna Obeid, Terry a. O'Neal, Geon Park, Dian Parker, Sara Pirkle, Christy Prahl, Niles Reddick, Nicolas Ridley, Claire Scott, Patricia L. Scruggs, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Erika Seshadri, george l stein, Eric Fisher Stone, The Nature and Psyche Project, Scott Urquhart, Viviane Vives, Emma Wells, and Stephen Curtis Wilson.