Poetry: “At the Root” by Suzanne Levine

At the Root First came the glamorous hennas, irresistible to my romantic self, with their Moroccan origins and smoky intrigue. Intoxicated by names like by- zantium and aubergine, I religiously bent my head to receive the thick brush strokes of a one-process and scheduled fixed appointments. Bound now to the indigo dyes, decades fell away … Continue reading Poetry: “At the Root” by Suzanne Levine

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Poetry: “Rivulets” by Joseph Tate

Rivulets Sitting on the bed’s edge and fumbling with listless sympathies, I pause and notice the L-shaped room: the air ducts hum like wizened birds; a pollen scent dulled with germicide; walls a walking-on-eggshells white; calcite colored, suspended ceiling tiles pitted and crazed with ash grey lines. A palm stretched slow across the sheets abrades … Continue reading Poetry: “Rivulets” by Joseph Tate

Poetry: “A Cautionary Distillation of Unspoken Desires” by Rich Ives

A Cautionary Distillation of Unspoken Desires The white table is red. The sun is merely a theory, but it’s a good one. The moon crawled beneath the door to offer a ghostly morning. My trip through the body has been longer than expected. Distance does not think highly of itself, so it works harder. A … Continue reading Poetry: “A Cautionary Distillation of Unspoken Desires” by Rich Ives