“Homeland” by Siavash Saadlou
Norooz is here at last, darling…time for yet Another new beginning for a homeland I can Hardly call my own now.
“When the enemy is despair what then will you do?” by Sean Mahoney
“Once upon a time in a construct of your own making or maybe not your own making as it is all upstairs…”
“To Have and To Want” by Sophie Mulgrew
“My heart is a tropical ocean storm. Its tides fold and wrinkle like my bedsheets once we have left them. They remember the score.”
“bear/bare” by Jamie Cattanach
“If you could imagine yourself an animal, what creature or beast would you be?”
“Swerve” by Laurie Blauner
“I’m praying in the form of shifting toward something. But without repenting or knowing what it is.”
“Summer Rain” by Joan Mazza
“After July’s heat wave now a steady rain.”
“The Understanding” by Lana Citron
‘Say we found it together… we found it today… say it.’
“Cello” by Eliza Frakes
“I wish I knew how you wanted me to love you, and I wish I loved you just like that.”
“are the stars you see at night already dead?” by Lorelei Bacht
the pain you baked into my bones is astronomical.
“Do not think of those who have died as Dead; rather, they are Alive and with their Lord” by Isra Cheema
They are you. You are them. Say their names.