...and that's a wrap for Vol. 2! Here's the complete list, so you can more easily revisit individual pieces: Legend, by Courtney LeBlanc A Japanese legend says if you can’t sleep it’s because you’re awake in someone else’s dream. Featured Writer: Courtney LeBlanc A Love Song In Four Bars, by Jessie Lynn McMains It’s just you’re so pretty when yr putty, yr so damaged like a fist to a mirror. Sir Math, by Kelly Sexton And I almost fucked you, after the dirty talk about the fact
Pride and Woodpeckers by James Reitter I can’t imagine you in Austen’s world
of status, circumstance—much too stiff,
the air too tight. You need the smoke to curl
around your fingers and conversations: a gift
of intimacies between an inhale/exhale exchange.
Those breaths give rhythm to our song and dance,
the patterns woven together, rearranged
throughout some twenty years of happenstance.
The smoke survives in ambiguous layers, tied
together by mystery, science. We