Foreign Fields – From The Lake To The Land (Live in Tuscaloosa)
_____the nervous animal of your shoulders bunching—
_____One way to make begging strangers for money more bearable is to fill our water bottles with vodka.
_____ I want them to live fuller lives. And I want there to be dignity in there, too.
_____ We are unprotected
Palindrome by Nate Marshall
_____she uncuts/her hair, unchops it long and feminine.
_____Time grew rings in the soles of her/feet
_____those that curve in lovely shapes like little bent penises.
_____Late February and finally a moment alone in Afghanistan for Private First Class Wintric Ellis
_____Police sirens rise and fall from my speakers over a dark driving beat.
_____God blinks hard twice and breathes deeply
_____Am I really, in my very being, am I a 67-year-old woman whose hair reacts to humidity the way it
_____does? Is that really all? Or am I not also a three-year-old boy?
_____At parties, Johnny calls their new neighborhood twiggy and unestablished.
_____He is speaking mainly of the trees.
_____The suspense of her arms/is a bridge
_____Here, when I raise my arms,/I leave no shadow
_____He slams the shutters//upon the ghostly/cherry blossoms
_____what it might be like/to be devoured to be held between those fine jaws
_____I think this is a sign/that I’m already done with this year
Cover Art by Casey Ochoa