Cover photo Anne Forbes

The Book of Ruth
Margaret Almon

Anger is not right.
Instead I must always
lay myself down,
one foot folded under me
and a kernel of barley
placed under my knee,
until with sweat
it begins to grow…


New Hands
Mike J. Edwards

I want new hands not these old
hands made of wood and alcohol.

I want new hands that will bring
her back from old men…