Picnic

ripe

Photo by Angie Shenouda By Angie Shenouda is this one ready? i ask but i think i know the answer.  she tilts her head. hmmm. i don’t know… maybe.  i’ve never seen a peach look so perfect, a warm sunset on fuzzy skin, orange yellows reds in harmony as if birthed by delicate brush strokes.… Continue reading ripe

the smell of moss

Photo by Rosie Lopolito By Rosie Lopolito you smell like sunlight:warm & woodyclover & wild strawberriespoking between the seams of our futurebrick-bordered gardenfilled with thyme, thyme, thyme(we have nothing but timeand striped tomatoes). you smell bright & brilliantspiced & soft like a chai-laced dream orchamomile & sunflowers &speckles of baby’s breath &surely these aches rooted… Continue reading the smell of moss

That Picnic Scene

Photo by Eva Vitkute By Eva Vitkute The moment you realize you should turn and run away, but the sun’s too bright, the grass too green and the breeze too cool. Naivety and fear meet soft touches and hopeful eyes. This is more than just a meeting, more than a date. Something more. Quotes from:… Continue reading That Picnic Scene

Secret Sapphic Spread

Photo by Nilanjana Ray By Nilanjana Ray Two girls in flowing dresses   join their hands together in silent prayer, hoping no one finds out their secret. Hiding spots or otherwise stay hidden. They walk through the forest farthest away from their homes, humming a familiar song, a little off-key. Their hearts beat in perfect unison.… Continue reading Secret Sapphic Spread

Wild Onions

Photo by Niki Dreistadt By Niki Dreistadt My picnic basket fits snugly on the rear rack of my bike. The wicker is a little busted and the lining reveals berry stains and tiny rips but it holds up. Stuffed with a light blanket, grapes, hard cheese and the end piece of what was once a… Continue reading Wild Onions

I keep buying expensive shoes and they never last as long as they should

Photo by Sigra DeWeese By Sigra DeWeese I am climbing the rocks by the water in  Platform boots  Always more a danger to myself than others  A twisted ankle seems a small price to pay for a dinner  Party story.  I’m always roughest on things I love  I cannot keep from touching  From leaving my… Continue reading I keep buying expensive shoes and they never last as long as they should

The Kindergarten Cookbook: Our Picnic-Ready Recipes

Photo by Kleigh Balugo What’s a picnic without food? For issue 18, Kindergarten contributors share their potluck approved recipes. After this, you’ll never volunteer to bring utensils ever again. Kleigh Balugo Garlic Tortellini I really don’t know how to cook at all but after eating at a very expensive Italian restaurant, I became obsessed with… Continue reading The Kindergarten Cookbook: Our Picnic-Ready Recipes

Reminiscing in Reflections

Photo by Arianna Rodriguez By Arianna Rodriguez When I created this piece I was reimagining when my family and I would go hiking in the spring and summertime. We would hike up to this lovely shaded area with trees and a waterfall from the snow runoff in the mountains. I’d be sitting under the trees’… Continue reading Reminiscing in Reflections

ants and wasps

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Cait Thomson everything breaks my  heart and i’m tired but lets stop by the river help me to forget  the world for an instant here kiss each fingertip devour me like the ants and wasps swarm the over ripe berries just you and i now and the steady beat of… Continue reading ants and wasps

Picnic Basket Spill

Photo by Jazz Marie Kaur By Jazz Marie Kaur Because of you  I peanut butter n’ jelly picnic dream  I dream of our first date by your favorite beach  I dream of snapping photos besides you  I dream of becoming your first forever ice  cream  You are moon beautiful  Your voice shoots jumper cables into… Continue reading Picnic Basket Spill

Summer of Shygirl

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Mimi Flood Woman with Dove  I laid my head on his lap in Bryant Park/ as we waited for the summer movie to start/ he outlined my face with his finger / like a Picasso with a dove.  Sprinklers and Flower Crowns  We ran through sprinklers/ sat in a kiddie… Continue reading Summer of Shygirl

Endless Green

Photo by Emily Karasick By Emily Karasick Living on a college campus, it’s easy to stay within the walls and world of your college. My friends and I dream of endless green, native plants, and feeling the lightness of a golden afternoon. But even in times of exploration, we carry the morning and everything to… Continue reading Endless Green

june 1st

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By A.J Stanton i rise from the grasp of sleepand what greets me when i rise?an old friendgone for so long, it seemsreaching through the cracks of my blindsstroking my face as if to tell meit’s time, loveit’s okayand she laces up my shoeshelps me down the stairsand it’s hardi open… Continue reading june 1st

New Blue Hue

Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich I wish to be all the blue that touches you, The color around and between my fingers, Off the dark blue deep end. – I made my bed with the pink comforter today for the first time in days. Carry me to this bed. Lay me down and… Continue reading New Blue Hue

Street Fashion Looks from Downtown Las Vegas’ First Friday

Photo by Vlada Stark, Alyssa Duarte Interviews by Vlada Stark, Alyssa Duarte Photos by Ian Watson Every first Friday of the month, in the heart of the Las Vegas Arts District, there’s a celebration of Las Vegas culture through showcases of local artists, musicians, and creators. Subsequently named “First Friday,” the event also culminates Las… Continue reading Street Fashion Looks from Downtown Las Vegas’ First Friday