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 […]

The Happiness Pie by Karen L. Miller

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

She wished she could have chosen her body parts from a better catalog than her parents’ dysfunctional DNA (Do Not Allocate) database. Perhaps the best, most interesting thing her parents, consciously or unconsciously, gifted her were her green eyes. She had deep, mysterious pride that her eyes were green although some people mistakenly thought they […]

This Poem My Poem by Brenda Spikes

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

This poem is about my surviving this poem is my story about being alive it’s how I take medication to live this poem tells how I don’t live to take medicine this poem is how the will to live can keep you alive this poem is about the prayers people say for your well being […]

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 […]

Escape by Ralph Gray

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

Heinz slogged between trees. Too risky to take the path when the jagged crescendos of barking dogs and gruff male commands pierced the nocturnal blanket of wild forest, black rain and leaden fog. How many ages since his leap from the freight train? His mind skittered between the ‘now’ and echoes (visual and aural) of […]