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  • Broken Black Heart
    MIKAYAH PARSONS
    Broken Black heart. / Tattered Black heart. / Broken Black fish. / Battered Black fish. / Black fish out of water. // I offered my Black heart on a silver platter, / And they took it for the slaughter….Continue Reading Broken Black Heart
  • Sea of Sorrow
    TIIA MCKINNEY
    Sparkling dark blue waters violently crashed over my head, / They pinned me under their strong currents, forcefully grabbing me in a chokehold / I desperately inhaled, trying to taste the salty air on my tongue,…Continue Reading Sea of Sorrow
  • Ruminations
    ZOE ALARCON
    You would approach your mother’s bed / Afraid of an intruder / Now you approach it / Afraid of yourself  / Hoping she can save you from eternal tinnitus / Drown it forever with a peaceful sonata …Continue Reading Ruminations
drawing of a purple woman wearing a mushroom hat

Featured Fiction

MAGGIE WU
In autumn, I forget that I have knees, that I have legs, that I am embodied with the sour stench of sweat, the slime of sunscreen slathered on my back, and I pass into abstraction. I slink into my wool coat and feel impenetrable and smooth. Poreless and porcelain, like a China doll.

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drawing of a person whispering in someone else's ear

Featured Poem

PRISCILLA LEE
Λόγος σάρξ ἐγένετο, scan my pinking flesh, 
dented divots from my inky pen, no
墨 to drink. Excuse me, I play with babbles,
singing your scribbles.

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