Archives for June 2010

We Were Here

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

By Sakima You were there, just as I have always seen you. Dark skin, 5’4, slim brother, standing in your shadow. We were lovers. I saw you in my dreams years after we were no longer to be together. I guess the universe knew when to throw the trophy out. But it wasn’t always that […]

What Kind Of God Are You Today?

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg Today, I’m the god to whom the young buck turns for comfort. The god in whose eyes a thousand liquid bodies find the last fresh and open water. The god who assembles the fallen branches to convince a new forest into being. The god shaking hands with the last of autumn’s […]

Untitled

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

By Desean Irby Love contains so much Hurt, pain, so much giving And in return you get A fake, three-word sentiment. Not knowing how painful It can feel when I say I love you, and it’s not real.

Later

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

by Eileen Myles The language of the thought is the most important part right. Because a moment later it’s prose. When I think a pear is my favorite fruit. And I share this with certain dogs, shepherds mainly. Herding dogs. What is it about this fruit that we like. Am I shepherding anything. See that’s […]

Dream Seer

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Issue IX: Summer 2011

By Iroppoi Enzeru Last I recall, all fades to black Falling with what seems to be no end Trapped in a closet My arm burns with it Flames bring me to claws of steel. Tearing into my flesh Grows fierce Direct heart Pounding wet, cold, stench unknown Walking into the black mirror lights the way […]