widow’s peak

Photo by Angie Shenouda By Angie Shenouda Monday  i take a razor  to the top of my forehead  where the uppermost part of me meets in the shape  of a V and the blade lingers  above  the valley of my worry  and with waterfall eyes i flick my wrist and watch dark  hairs land on…… Continue reading widow’s peak

Matriline

Photo by Julianna Reidell By Julianna Reidell Great-Great-Great Grandmother: Egy  bones  bled,  skin  seeped,  a soul  slipped  from cracked  lips:  And she passed, leaving kettő  to carry her name  — but not her story —  over the sea.  Great-Great Grandmother: Kettő  fled like a fairy tale, for  stepmother’s pinches can’t reach  across the atlantic  from…… Continue reading Matriline

Playhouse Disney

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Sinclair Adams In the mid 2000sWhen I was 6I’d wake up at 7And tap mom’s arm to wake her upI’d ask her if I can go watch TV in the living room The squat gray cube would lightBleeding bright blues and greens and redsFriendly faces greeting me goodmorningWhile dad gets…… Continue reading Playhouse Disney

Bedroom Lullaby

Photo by Aidan Hurley By Aidan Hurley There’s this little girlShe infests my dreamsShe has a queen-size bedBugs crawl between the seams Pictures on the wallBut they’re not of herPlaces in magazinesFor when she sees the world But she has no planI don’t think she’ll leaveA dusty porcelain dollShe’s barely moved for weeks Take down…… Continue reading Bedroom Lullaby

Labor Day

Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich It poured all night and all day. The world is blue. I drove over midday and we walked in it, through the gardens and the woods and the preserves. Fog lowers itself closer and closer to the ground as early evening approaches, and it starts to rain straight…… Continue reading Labor Day

forbidden cotton candy

Photo by Angie Shenouda By Angie Shenouda when i was seven i put my lunch where my colored pencils should goon smooth fabric alex the lion roared &sat underneath crayons and crinkled worksheets and candy wrappersuntil summertime.when white fuzz smiled around the corners I knew something was wrongwithout even looking inside i didn’t remember packing…… Continue reading forbidden cotton candy