Poem 10

Elizabeth LeJeune (Oakland, CA) I refuse the melancholia of little girls without mothers. I will not accept senselessly prolonged sadness. I don’t know who that woman was. How could I miss someone I don’t know? I miss the idea thrown…

The Summer

Michael Johnson (Lincoln, NE) I have glimpsed in my dream last night that which may be no more than a dream. It comes, from somewhere in the sands of time, moving its liquid thighs, sloughing through the air and rippling…

Digital Dating (In a Small Town)

Peter Pendergrass (Greensboro, NC) Meeting people online is one of those things that everyone hates to acknowledge, but many (if not most) of us have done. There are many ways to connect with new people online, and some of them…

The Fall of the Hero

Daniel Jones (Centerville, GA) We arrive at the Anime Weekend Atlanta annual convention ball and already people are rushing over wanting to take pictures of my beautiful friends in their gorgeous My Little Pony gala costumes. No one wants pictures…

Downtown

Luke Legrand (Greensboro, NC) Down here you know what you are, and everyone else knows it too. If you’re confused, well, they’ll be happy know for you and pass that information along. A man is man, just like a tree…