“Infinite Affair With Air” “Love Letters” and “Fly Ball”Buffy Aakaash
You are this
which is not
which is not
You owe such and such
to whoever and whom,
“This Tree,” “Death Dream” and “Society”Douglas Nordfors
I stop walking,
the way the thin
arm of this tree
once bent upward,
out over the river.
“Cactus,” “cutlet” and “pumpkin”Natalie Warther
I wait for a sign that you need me:
a wilting arm, dry soil,
but you give me nothing
so I trickle water into your mouth.
Just enough to tame my own thirst.
“Binge-Watching a Dream,” “To Tell the Truth” and “The Moment and the Sequence”Edward Miller
When he awakens, the dream tucks itself in.
At bedtime, the dream starts the night shift.
Inside the lazy contraction of slumber is an energetic stretch.
“We Take Our Color From The Mines,” “The Sea Was Never A Friend To Us” and “We Are Forced To Face One Another”Christopher Watkins
We take our color from the mines;
A frost of ash atop our coarse dark hair.
With brimstone flecks in the linarite of our
eyes, We see what lies in darkness—
Black holes to hell.
“the colonel,” “hunt simulacrum (Iceland 2040)” and “Hastings (1060/2018)”Melissa Evans
was in high dudgeon the colonel yelled
lying flat your pug-rasps in
juxtaposition of stuttered blasts
out get out