Poetry

“One Maria, Two Maria, Three Maria, Four” by Catherine Prescott

One Maria orders decaf, the others café con leche. One Maria speaks Portuguese, another Italian, another Spanish, another English. One Maria left her firstborn son in Peru. Another Maria was infertile until her fifth IVF treatment. One Maria has a boy and a girl. One Maria has a dog, whom she calls baby girl. One… Continue reading “One Maria, Two Maria, Three Maria, Four” by Catherine Prescott

Poetry

“I Have Tried to Track This” by Sierra Jacob

after Ana Prundaru’s photograph, Kamakura Beach in Japan This is pulling out from a different coast     the tides cool a slick back retreating     by now winds have settled     skin is tight with heat and salt     by now light gleaning across surfaces will start to find pattern     how quickly it scatters to multiply     you will try to… Continue reading “I Have Tried to Track This” by Sierra Jacob

Poetry

“The Person Seated Across the Aisle” by Kelsey May

I just wanted a migraine pill and a cup of cocoa. Instead, I overheard someone talking about the liquor store about ten blocks from my house. “Don’t even bother,” he said. “It’s so overpriced.” Inside, I nodded, never having been in the store, just aware of how things in our neighborhood were often overpriced, how… Continue reading “The Person Seated Across the Aisle” by Kelsey May