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The Dialectic of Rock Music
By Bill Whitten Rock songs have their origin in the wound.  Rock …
The Playground
By Matt Rowan The guy was not a very sociable guy. He …
Watch and Learn
By Jillian Luft Every day, the knocks came. Katie, Bren and Sometimes …
THE SUICIDAL IDEATION THAT SPIKES WHILE CHANGING JOBS
By Jesse Hilson I was at a library and talking with a …
LOU AND OTIS
By Ed Komenda Lou opened the door with a heavy blanket over …
Leaky Boat
By Dylan Smith They put a perfect Cathedral in my phone  an …
Wrong Currencies
By Sy Holmes I stood next to Julia, holding a portion of …
If we make it through December
By Sheldon Birnie Some of the neighbourhood dads are planning a trip …
Tiny
By David Williamson The day Rosie was sick and stayed home from …
I Want to Tell Secrets to the Rhythm in Your Bones
By Leigh Chadwick You put your leftover orgasms in a Tupperware container …
I Ate Around the Loss and Was Still Hungry
By Joshua Vigil Gordo pushes a damp kitchen towel into my hands. …
His Heart is Like an Open Turnpike
By Jon Doughboy Chris Christie gifts Zelensky handwritten lyrics to Bon Jovi’s …
Drinking At Home
By Phil Earle The morning after, I decide it’s over. Making breakfast …
The Blur of Things
By Sophia Popovska Sophia Popovska is a poet and translator currently living …
Two Poems
By Michael Gerard Spikes on Your Lapel Spikes on your lapelRocks popping Trucks …
Age of Wellness
By Sophia Popovska The crest of day urgent in the middle of …
Schrodinger’s Lil Chonker
By Coleman Bomar We took out the cat, a Main Coon with …
The Flood
By Denise S. Robbins “The Singularity will doom us all.” Samuel says …
Pothole Eyes
By Jon Berger Valentine’s Day Pothole emergence time Miles Teller drives down …
I Came to a Place of Rough Neglect and Left Myself There  
By Scott Mitchel May Notes From The Scene We found a pear. …
Love Taps
By Michael McSweeney The game started at the intersection in South Montford, …
Gulls
By Bram Riddlebarger Mariner MarketCannon Beach, Oregon “Why don’t you guys wait …
Instructions from Store Manager of Orange Julius on the Day The Mall Closed Down
By Dan Leach If you sit around thinking  about where all this …
My Life
By Yuu Ikeda B, C, D, B, C, D, B, C, D, …
The Water Bearer
Natalye Childress is a writer, an editor, and author of The Aftermath …
Oaxaca Studies
By Wallace Barker Levantate Campesino zocalo draped in coloredflags and flashingchristmas lights …
No Junk
By Leila Register There’s a lot of pressure on this thing to …
Two Poems
By Jack B. Bedell **** Swamp Thing Dives into Psalm 69 Quicksand …
My Fuckin’ Car, Man
By Sy Holmes My car was a beat-up 2000 BMW that I …
Five Poems
By Mike Andrelczyk *** The Logrollers  The two of them are always …
Hyperfixated
By Jessica Dawn All the TikToks they sent in the group chat …
Swamp Thing Locates Himself on the Continuum Between Problem and Mystery
By Jack B. Bedell “A problem is something which I meet, which …
How to Tell If Your Neighbors Divorce
By Kate Oden Today my boyfriend pulls up in the red mustang …
The Justice League
By Dustin Strickler I am a mobility practitioner whose passion is to …
Harmless Fun
By Alan ten-Hoeve Matt’s fat, pimply ass slid out of his pants …
Interview with a Neighbor
Writer/musician Jason Sebastian Russo interviews writer/musician Bill Whitten about their time as …