“The Reality Auction” by James Davis May

James Davis May THE REALITY AUCTION from a typo on a sign in Warne, North Carolina It was a dour crowd that gathered at the auction house beside the Community Center, elderly, for the most part; the auctioneer, meanwhile, sounded … Continue reading

“Poems About Grace” by Courtney Kampa

Courtney Kampa POEMS ABOUT GRACE Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan I. The video was soft and grainy as an ultrasound: 11 seconds of a caretaker holding a baby girl up by the armpits like a potted plant. When the woman bounced her … Continue reading

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“Divorce and Astronauts” by Jesse Valentine

Jesse Valentine DIVORCE AND ASTRONAUTS In the kitchen, I read that astronauts returning from outer space are prone to a deep and despondent depression. Walking to the back porch, I wonder what it is about hours spent orbiting the exosphere … Continue reading