I Dreamt We Went to See Dokken

We stood in line,  noting the band’s name on the marquee.  1980s pop metal—big hair,  catchy songs I recall as poorly as the dream.  There we were like tee-shirted teens, eager for the doors breaking open.  We held tickets, skeleton keys.  I haven’t thought of that group in years, not since cassette tapes & SonyContinue reading “I Dreamt We Went to See Dokken”

In A Cell

by Ace Boggess Dreamt a prison fight repeating. Three times. Same guy, faceless. Guards kept dragging him off  to the hole, & back he came,  having learned nothing, yanking his bedclothes from beneath an inmate,  collecting his few possessions  from those who’d claim them.  Each time, fists. Each time, blood before officers could intervene. IContinue reading “In A Cell”

Shallow Breathes

By Sarah Brownstein Hearts beating  Slow and steady  Tongues tasting  The candied flowers  Rain  Pouring down  Down to the balls of the feet and past  Into the dirt  Waiting for us to fall asleep and  Screaming for your mother to come  Only to suffocate  And wake up  Intertwined with your enemy Your lover Your lustfulContinue reading “Shallow Breathes”

Haze and Night

by Yuu Ikeda Haze says to night,  <Please wait a minute>,  <Please let me float  on the border between  night and morning,  a little longer>  The silent moment―  A dewdrop on a leaf falls―  The silent moment―  The moonlight  and the light of dawn  mix―  Haze gradually goes to the sky,  imagining these silent moment Continue reading “Haze and Night”

Overwhelming a Ghost

By Anonymous the creaks of a radiator we are sitting on that doesn’t quite work anymore people walking into other rooms, laughing, chatting  the sound of footsteps upstairs the snapping of rain outside  scratching pens  a cricket in the void  pens falling to the ground  someone clawing at their head Jesus looking down at usContinue reading “Overwhelming a Ghost”