Two Poems

Mudenyo Elizabeth Photo

I thought I was ready,
I woke up from a dream once with a fervour and your name in my mouth. The week where I saw your absence at a party. Felt your presence at a mixer and thought. The signs were obvious. And all year I had been saying. I am accepting signs. From the universe. And. Intention was the name of the game. Read more →

A Note from the Poetry Editors

This issue’s theme on Visibility/Invisibility manifests in the poetry section through acts of attention, introspection, and entropy. In both commanding and haunting language, they demonstrate what exceeds boundaries, whether through the threshold of the body, pain, the human form, or vision. Through their work, these poets intimately structure the relationship between perceiving and visibility, where such relationship is not always unilateral. Read more →

Fig. 1 and Fig. 5

bloodwork is normal
bloodwork is normal
bloodwork is normal Read more →

Two Poems

EVEN AFTERWARDS, AS WIND DISTINCTLY INTERSECTED MY GAZE

EVEN AFTERWARDS, AS MY GAZE ENCOUNTERED ITSELF
IN A FILAMENT OF THE WIND’S SUGGESTION

EVEN AFTERWARDS, MY ABSCONDING GAZE Read more →

replacing carol

he says they are working on a test for schizophrenia. and i ask him if i will fail. he assures me it’s not about individuals it’s just about traits. he takes out his giant graph and says wouldn’t you like to be up here. i can see he doesn’t mean this as a question. i don’t ask him where he thinks i am now but i imagine he finds me hovering at the bottom somewhere between unfortunate and unlivable. and i say well i have a bit of a fear of heights but i’m sure life would be easier up there. and he explains the benefits of progress and i thank him for confirming my existence is a mistake. Read more →

2body Dissociation Threshold and Further Fairytales of the Unbound

I wear
Borromean rings
In my hair Read more →