Cover photo and design Gary Coyan

Cathy Barber

A pair of socks appeared outside my house.
For three mornings I have seen them lying
on the walk, one limp, spread as though drying.
one tossed in a primal animal crouch…


Tony Barnstone

Please answer quickly, without taking time to think.
What is your destination?
How much time have you spent on earth?
Did you speak to the pandhandler who stands
outside the terminal? Did he kiss you?
What did he tell you was wrong with you?
Did he give you anything to hold,…