In the movie “Shrek”, the title character sees a towering castle and asks of its owner, “Do you think maybe he’s compensating for something?”
Browsing all 17 posts in Issue 12.
My fish ate my homework.
An introduction to Issue 12 poetry
A sorcerer who loved a maid
To prove his worth and care
Set forth to conjure magic feats
From ocean, land, and air
It was a lovely summer, and we all yelled Incoming!
when we were playing War and Frisbee and Prisoner’s Base
Brother, your voice sparks poetry,
sing out synesthetic praises;
false gods alight as moons
There’s a movement
to slay the Martians.
The horse approaches through the drifting haze.
As she waits, her arms lift high the skull,
An offering for the rite of death in season.
The solar wind a damp rag wrung out in the darkness
the dregs at the bottom of your glass
the petri dish, your telescope
We buy such lovely
gifts to propitiate our Gods