Winter 2018

Staircase to Purgatory

Not Tall Enough To Reach

God gets heavy-handed with his realm when what he loves Breaks open. It might have been an accident, but as he flicked his Paper-football sun in between the narrow concrete streets to watch it Bounce on and off the mirrors we have built around us like a box, Its cardboard body missed a turn and… Read More Not Tall Enough To Reach

It Fogged the Ziploc

When I was twenty-seven years old, I applied to be a City Carrier for the United States Postal Service, ZIP 94027. My parents disapproved. They felt I was throwing away my God given talents, the years of law school that I’d already completed, the tuition they’d already paid. They said that they would support me—at… Read More It Fogged the Ziploc

Colleen in Rose Gold


Musings of a perplexed blackmillenial

Good afternoon and welcome back to F U C K radio At F U C K radio we aim to provide the most satisfying content pleasurable to your ears Today’s segment is entitled Musings of a perplexed black millennial Remember when Jericho couldn’t be conquered? Occupation creeps on ya like that. THIS WILL BE NEEDED… Read More Musings of a perplexed blackmillenial


girl: boy: they: them:

Girl: says “Columbus” but no, that’s not where she was born, &nbsp&nbsp&nbspshe’s only been there since she was five, &nbsp&nbsp&nbspcloses her eyes and feels the gridwork of the city, &nbsp&nbsp&nbspbut is quick to check that it isn’t veins on the back of her hands, &nbsp&nbsp&nbspstomach lurches with the roll of the fields outside her home,… Read More girl: boy: they: them:

frozen flow

Tantalizing Paradise

Lingering &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspfugitives, &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsplet us             choose &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspour tortures &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspand &nbsp&nbsp&nbspinvented torments. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspthe gorgeous &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspkings &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspsat,                 raised &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspfrom despair beyond                    insatiate, &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspdisplayed &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspbeside &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsptheir &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspunenvied thrones, &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspthe highest places &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspwhere there is &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspno &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspportion … Read More Tantalizing Paradise