Mark Jackley‘s work has appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Sugar House Review, Natural Bridge and other journals. His new book of poems On the Edge of a Very Small Town is available for free via email request. Visitant is featuring a selection of poems from On the Edge of a Very Small Town. After a Panic […]Read more "After a Panic Attack, She Lies Down in the Grass and Gazes At the Stars"
This was originally published on another blog in 2014, but is no longer available online, so we’ve republished it on the PDXX Collective. by Lauren Rother There’s an impossible choice that we’ve been talking about as a country for centuries: safety or freedom. It is a choice many women make over the course of their lives, often […]Read more "Safety or Freedom: Which Would You Pick?"
after Adrienne Rich fox danced between me and the very still water headed north past geese and white-beaked birds leaving V’s in the water, far from the cocker spaniel five minutes before or lighted towers brightening our left sides as we risky walked beneath darker skies, I felt the opaque absence of fear for her […]Read more "a standing still"
in the alley Where feral cats live I saw a raccoon creeping in the garbage Survivor Wish I could feel anger sound low in the chest to act on this but I’m identifying with the smallest creatures Where feral cats live a person is a metaphor Oh it gets so lonely When you’re walking And […]Read more "in California"