Garfield Park, Indianapolis, 1979 by Dale Russell

“I want to break up.”…

Birthday by Brian Maddock

Sophie watched fourteen flames nibble at dollar-store candle wicks and felt numb. Her fingers traced dried ketchup smears near the table’s edge as…

Season by James Rogers

Once on an autumn night / There were stars, even a rising moon / The beech tree had shed its leaves …

To My Sister by Steve Porterfield

You left home / When you were seventeen / In your gray Honda Civic / With the Buckethead sticker in the window…

The Ranch by Billy Sedlmayr

We took April and drove it onto open road, / collapsed into each other, / one more betrayal, an admission I paid for and…

View (2) by Stephen Keating

A concrete and glass tower / commands the prison yard. / From inside it / men who have no souls / look down on…

In a Dream by Stephen Keating

In a dream in which I am home / Everyone I love is there …

Untitled by Stephen Keating

Darkness overtakes the yard / like a silent adversary / always strange and unexpected / coming from the horizon / pressing down on a…

Within Darkness by Stephen Keating

When I was a child/ I feared the darkness …

An Earth-born Wanderer

I leave here every chance I get / Going places that I’ll never be …
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