Hope

Brandon Marlon It is that minimal sustenance,growing wild in the clefts of rocks,encouraging survival despite all,a guardrail keeping us from the gorge.Fused with confidence it becomes faith,a trusting and wizened…

SELF STORAGE

John Tavares On their first date, in a cafeteria in the campus commons, Pierre told Bronwyn he lived an unusual life. He worked at an unorthodox job, a saw filer…

Coffeehouse Romance

David Esringel I see you,alone,reading Raymond Carverat a table for two.Straight, black hair—lightly greased—falling in your face.You brush it away,saving a pagewith your right thumb,I noticethe smoothnessof your hands,the fullnessof…

Without shelter

Sunil Sharma Daily— Pigeons and crows Perch on the cable lines In the neighbourhood— The feathered citizens Rendered homeless By a cynical builder lobby, For the overpriced Skyscrapers named after…

Mobile Psychosis

Patricia Walsh Finally, in a blank silence, leaving in a stalematehypocritically eating in an untitled way,shutting down production, burning recordsdying while clean, shouting the oddsa residual home failing even the…