I Am Not Your Therapist by Caroline Maun

I was born on a starship namedThe Zest for Life. We touched downin a dark wood near a sparkling fallssurrounded by quicksand alivewith jousting hermit crabs.I empathize. The book of policiesis online, and you will winwhen you finally search for the correct term. Everyone speaks in lines you have heard in a court drama. No one will agree about what they mean or how to interpret any action. You will not … Continue reading I Am Not Your Therapist by Caroline Maun

Between Rock and Hard Place by Victor Marrero

1 The queries of our age demand to know much more than we will ever know or admiteven to ourselves. Our beleaguered figures on display, curios of these corridors, inspire probing. Invasion comes without explanation. Off the charts. Our images chronicle calcified fractures of the past, record the minimalist chatter of present now drained of remembrance and aspiration. Pressed between rock and hard place, airless and indisposed like miners trapped  in a cave, we … Continue reading Between Rock and Hard Place by Victor Marrero

Poem by Emily Costantino

It’s 2019 and I’m so rich I don’t hurt anymore I have an unlimited metrocard and the new romper from everlane and some really nice ravioli I ate the ravioli last night each bite costs $5I sent a tweet about political correctness and tried not to act vain If anyone’s out there do I really have to keep doing this? I found myself in a different life a world where you never got up and went to work before mewhere you retired before you … Continue reading Poem by Emily Costantino

The Italian Prostitute Can’t Be Bought (By An American): The Girl on the Via Flaminia

For those who seem to have forgotten that anti-American sentiment didn’t merely arise when Donald Trump assumed the presidency, let us turn back time to the thick of the nationality’s sudden involvement in World War II, once the Japanese tapped the sleeping giant that was the U.S. on the shoulder with a friendly little bomb on Pearl Harbor. It was then, already two years into … Continue reading The Italian Prostitute Can’t Be Bought (By An American): The Girl on the Via Flaminia