ribbit ribbit



Andrea Cohen


Memory Foam


Shag

“That’s where I fell
deeply too, dreaming”


The Best of It


At the Proust House

“Toughs like us
pinch madeleines”


Carr Kizzier



Marck L. Beggs


Stray

“She would sit for hours transfixed on the Eukanuba or American Kennel Club dog shows, ooh!ing and ah!ing over the poodles”


Jared Salyers


Canoeing with Exes

“The creek is always the first way”


Losing the Fuzz


Alternative Country

“A low-fi boot firmly planted
In yesterday’s soaked low moan”


Joseph Salvatore


Got the Wings of Heaven on my Shoes


If I Can’t Have You

“He imagined how tempting that mouth would be to kiss if he and Pauline ever went to mass together, if he ever saw her close those eyes in ecstatic prayer.”


Stayin’ Alive


More Than A Woman / (Tavares)

“When Bobby found Mike unbendable on a Monday morning, he tried mouth-to-mouth, lifted the solid creature to his lips and puckered around his now dry nose”


Matt Mauch


From the owner’s manual

“—then took the language with the word rheostat in it”


Jean-Pierre Parra



Led Astray




Disencumbered


John Popielaski


That Special Something

“your presence here
is mayfly”


Alfred Brown IV


The Concept of Flight

“But he is most concerned not with cavemen but with children.”


Jesse Wide


Mikey Battles Emotions

“(It is clearly some form of self-help.)”


That Burrito


Antonio McAfee



Lawrence Kaplun


Paying Attention


Nude (Study), Sad Young Man On A Train

“the way someone
walks away from a painting”


Jordan Pennington


Her Hands

“to lock like strands
of challah”


Nathan McClain


The Gospel of Geppetto

“Whittled so thin he itched whenever near
The crackle of wood”


Dear Father

“She bites into a raw tomato—pulp and seed blot her blouse.”


Camilo Roldán



Wendy Rawlings


America s Fat Men and Skinny Women

“The chickens hold up ingenious little lightweight aluminum walkers with tiny wheels on the bottoms.”