A Mind Full
Contemplation and consumption seem to
hit home in the nineteenth year of the
omnibus. With concentration I focused
on the morsels that I consumed
without hesitation. I avoided frustration
and I considered the completion of the omnibus
that had taken nineteen years to reach fruition.
Now, raw is the "tion" of my tongue invalidating
and abandoning the "ing" ending.
- Allison Castellano
Costco Can Turn You Into An Obsessive Bitter Overweight Spinster
Alice once told me that she had two vices:
men and Cheez-Its.
I didn't believe her until
she finished a three-pound Costco box
in two days after her boyfriend
left her for a girl on the subway
I told her she deserved better.
She finished another box
and emptied her apartment.
- Shirly Tagayuna
An empty page stares
Back at me as I labor to get the inside out
My pen held in a cracked hand
Replete with dusty white rivers
Because the air is dry and
Words feel dry.
Much to say but how to convey
A life of hard lessons
The depth of questions
And joy in the day to day?
- Michelle Kohout
traps itself. Sunlight and fog,
dream and arpeggio waking-thought, before
movement, before time are things to be sought.
- Matt Gundlach
VVP: Art 434 & Engl. 410
- ► 2013 (55)