what does it take to be a spineless fleshbag?

Raleigh Walter

So I decorate my hair and call / it a holy thing, I make prayer out of bog / fly & peat & moss—

Fiona Stanton

 

we spread the bird’s legs and pull / everything out

Miracle Thornton

 

There are many ways to bar, to keep a cow / from cutting its mouth eating grass

Yvanna Vien B. Tica

The way / a boy muscles out of a boy, the way the sky / learns how to bruise & bleed.

Jessica Xu

 

sometimes my mother is afraid that my heart / will up & stop.

Alex Clifford

 

Banner image: "Raíces" by Pedro Resendez