Cat Richardson, "Make Me Jump Into the Air"
Brandon Courtney, "Gringo"
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick, "Boy in a Field"
Matthew Haughton, "Moles"
Gerardo Mena, "The Dangers of Time Travel"
Kevin Heaton, "Hook Echoes"
Mary Lou Buschi, "Spell I"
Muriel Nelson, "Lift"
Lynne Procope, "New York to Philadelphia"
Paul Lisicky, "Lent"
Megan Staffel, "Saturdays at the Philharmonic"
Jen Julian, "Hagridden"
Peter Westerman, "Rooster in a Window"
SPELL I by Marie Lou Buschi
After Louise Glück
Somewhere, my brother is traveling—
The right side of his head
a red-clawed tulip
swallowing the cold.
Where to look—
down the long expanse of each train car
rocking through a dimly lit tunnel
dark buckling around me
as the car rises up above a city.
When did I last hear my voice?
What was it like?
Fast, bright—tinfoil between my teeth
And then nothing—for a while.