Cover photo Pat Forbes

My Brother Mario
Jaquie Barthels

Come to me my little Goomba
Let me squash you like a bug
I’ll bulldoze all the Koopa Troopa
From my throne upon the rug…

Swimming in the Purple Pool of Opaque Gummy Bears
Yohosame Cameron

I’d rather be gay than homophobic
rather be blind than refuse to see
I’d rather embrace the world just as it is
I’d rather be me…