Excerpt from “The Bear” by Hawona Sullivan Janzen
you. me. he.
man. woman. bear.
we are now all hiding
hiding in plain sight
even if you do not believe this
it is something you can never disprove.
it is your word
your word …
Excerpt from “you get home okay” by D. Allen
because the urgent wind is waiting
to press its palm against your chest
until your breathing slows
and the salt sweat on your upper lip
is no longer the taste of your own fear
but the measure
of your beauty
Excerpt from MY WHITE EX WOULDN’T LET ME HANG UP POLITICAL POSTERS IN OUR APARTMENT BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT THEY WERE AGGRESSIVE by Maitreyi Ray
i am brave i am brave i am an underground fire
i am the connective tissue in the body of the earth
i am learning to walk on a gravel road
i am barefoot
i am grateful to be in this country