View by Stephen Keating

One section / of the sidewalk / has a huge purple stain / and a popsicle stick; / the temperature is / one hundred…

Seventeen Days in Baja with Richard Shelton and I Still Don’t Know Dick by Ken Lamberton

On 4th of April it begins with getting lost. “Just head south,” Richard Shelton advises after we cross into Tijuana and end up heading…

Physics for Dummies by James Rogers

My bike. A Schwinn Paperboy Special. Solid steel construction. Designed to carry a hundred pounds of newspapers besides a rider, it takes abuse like…

Stand By for Court by Jesse Gonzales

My heart pounds and sweat trickles down my forehead. Today is the day I have dreaded for the past year. My sentencing. I get…

The Daily Grime by Charles A. Farris

Morning sun creeps across the pillow, slaps my face. I wince as its glare pries my eyes open. I groan and slip from sheets…

Leap of Faith by Steven P. Arthur

“Who’s going to jump first?” Denise asked us.…

If I’d Only Known: A Letter to My Younger Self by Steven P. Arthur

You’re not going to like what I’m writing to you, as a matter of fact you will hate it, but these are things you…

Fool by Steven P. Arther

“You fool!” The words didn’t just come to mind. They dropped into my consciousness like an atomic weapon: tangible, black, and…

Theoretical Happiness–Take Two by Garen Zakarian

Up the dose / and you’ll be dead / again Such a blessing …

The Poets Laureate Talk Over Dinner by Gretchen Hill

No one writes poetry / while they are the Poet Laureate / of the United States, / Charles Simic observes …
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