This is Our Everyday Route by Rhonda Lambert

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

        I find myself doing the same thing every day. I wake up; I brush my teeth; I get ready for finger-stick; I wait; I’m escorted down. I take the same route: ride the elevator, walk the same hallways every time for two months. Now I have five months to go at […]

Saturday Night Free by John Maney Jr.

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

She threw my ring in a passing field of clover slapped me hard yelled IT WAS OVER! At night I cried for days couldn’t eat my body hurt I needed her heat to warm my lonesome life like she’d done before but I was thrown out her slammed closed door thought it was the end […]

A Woman of Color by Shavonne Perry

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

My skin so milky brown Poured onto my bones I am a woman of color My eyes dark almond brown Passed down from my mother My lips so succulent A gift of luxury My hips petite but shapely Defines my sultry walk I am a woman of color Uniquely created By a God so great […]

The Power of Ten by Deja Rowe

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

  I was told I had ten days to show you me. Ten days to display who I am and how loving I can be. So I counted the days and came up with a plan to give my all to you and be as real as I can. Day one: I was kind of […]

Issue XII: Spring 2013 Poetry & Art