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