Fridge Magnets Fridge magnets make the family. Remove one and memory fails. See them linger on the broad door. A museum of trips and pics. Each moment one reaches for wholesome milk the past does its best to please. Tim Kahl is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books, 2009), The Century of […]Read more "Fridge Magnets"
The Elephant with the Bright White Toenails Oregon Zoo, Portland In the dust of her summer days, trudging with the whole troop of her adopted family from feeding lot to waterhole in the expanded enclosure, swaying with measured steps as elephants do, trunk curled up, her large ear flaps sweeping the air like paper fans […]Read more "The Elephant with the Bright White Toenails"
Bones Where I am from, women have broken fingernails that dig in the dirt like badgers, looking for bones. Bones mean yes, a lovely spot for pansies. Plant two there. We scrub our hands before dinner. We get the dead dirt rubbed off our palms like it was bad, what we did in the garden. […]Read more "Bones"
Wim Coleman is a playwright, poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer. His poetry has been published in SOL: English Writing in Mexico, The Opiate, Dissenting Voice, Tuck Magazine, and Vita Brevis. His play The Shackles of Liberty was the winner of the 2016 Southern Playwrights Competition. Novels that he has co-authored with his wife, Pat Perrin, include Anna’s World, […]Read more "The Friction Between Things"
Robert Walton is a retired middle school teacher and a lifelong rock climber with many ascents in the Sierras and Pinnacles National Park. His publishing credits include works of science fiction, fantasy and poetry. Walton’s historical novel Dawn Drums won the 2014 New Mexico Book Awards Tony Hillerman Prize for best fiction and first place […]Read more "Venom"
Jake Zawlacki currently writes and lives in the California Bay Area. He has been published in The Citron Review, Riggwelter, Eunoia Review, Gravel, Litro and many others. Panning “Godammit.” “What?” “My damn hearing aid fell out.” The two had been panning for gold. Manzanita and red shank covered the shale mountain. The stream struggled through the […]Read more "Panning"
Below is Part 2 of 16 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄ Read the prologue / introduction ◄ Read Part 1: Brainwash: Well-Water Primer Blue x Five: Flu Shot as Lewis & Clark Expedition As usual, I initial a side-bar of consent DM and sign the bottom of the form date-stamped 2018. With a name like […]Read more "The Jill Hill | Blue x Five: Flu Shot as Lewis & Clark Expedition"
Frost Whenever I see early morning frost I think of you, Mother, how each day, when you drove me to school through the canyon you’d point out how the meadows glimmered as if it were the first time.Read more "Frost"
Victor Altshul, a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Medical School, has been practicing psychiatry in New Haven for over fifty years. an English major in college, he rediscovered poetry five years ago while attending a psychoanalytic conference on Elizabeth Bishop’s magnificent villanelle, “One Art”. He has published three books of poems: “Stumblings” (CreateSpace, 2013), […]Read more "On The Futility of Talking About One’s Grandchildren"
Cameron Morse was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in 2014. With a 14.6 month life expectancy, he entered the Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri—Kansas City and, in 2018, graduated with an M.F.A. His poems have been published in numerous magazines, including New Letters, Bridge Eight, Portland Review and South Dakota Review. His first poetry collection, Fall Risk, […]Read more "Yahweh"