Cover photo and design Ignacio Delgado

Ode to a Woman’s Calf
Gaylord Brewer

Crossed over a pedestal of knee,
you taunt with an ideal
of perfection. Luscious minaret
eliciting prayer,
flirtatious consort
swaying just perceptibly
to your body’s muscular music…

Valerie Gilreath

I shed this world like an old skin
one fat cell at a time.