ISSUE THREE, SUMMER 2010
FEAR OF WATERby Patrick Scott Vickers
I’m teaching Melissa how to fight, how to argue. This is an essential skill, and I teach her to not let herself get emotionally involved. We practice on the old arguments my wife and I had.
BUILDINGby Erin Lewenauer
My hand is on the door/In the dark/You say/It’s a movie/So you can’t go back
JELLYFISH; LAST SUNDAY, IN WINTER, A PHONY GESTURE; andWHEN YOUR HEART IS ABOUT TO STOPby Caren Scott
Before a thunderstorm,/when colors are severe, tilt your umbrella/and let the first drops hit your hair. So as not/to appear small, put on all your winter coats.
DICTATIONSby Molly Prentiss
We eat luxury sandwiches and mash up the bread with our molars. When we return to the city, the Germans are making sounds with their throats, crooning at each others nightgowns.
CLEANby Melinda M. White
She dusted the stories of how they met and fell in love, moving them to get underneath when she needed to.