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Charlie

Charlie’s career hit the skids. One day, he was 28 years old, playing the teenaged older brother to a Miley Cyrus-type on a hit Disney Channel tween…


These Holy Wounds

“Have you ever experienced what real pain feels like?” I looked up from my mug of coffee. The steam had covered my face in a shallow film of water…


In the Shadow of the Belt, Chapter 11: Basketball

I have always loved sports. As a preschooler, I ran with my small friends in hole-hole, in the ninth grade I began to seriously engage in basketball,…


“Proserpina,” “Five Thousand Cancers,” “Damocles,” and “Two Cannibals in a Blackout”

Proserpina The blood of old idioms climb my suffering like ivy / feral words that slide from my mouth sound just like you, impersonating the…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 17: Late-Night Work

When Ethan Rathbone was at his wit’s end, work helped to calm the upheaval of his recent feeling of hopelessness. The phone on his desk beeped.…


“Fish Head,” “The Bone Balloon,” “Appellation D’Origine Contrôlée,” and Other Poems

Fish Head The two halves of one face zipped Together, coccyx to C1 Hold pensively taut as a dried leaf Fish hanging from a clothes horse outside A…


My Ex

Now I realize that it was nice of her to let me come over. At the time, I didn’t think of that at all. I thought we are old friends. She has to let…


1-800-Suicide-Hotline, Ext. ATM

One of the absolute best reasons to not commit suicide is the fact that there’s a good chance you’ll get to fuck again before you die of whatever…


6 to 6: Somebody Say the Magic Word

I get out of the cab and step into the oven of a normal Arizona summer day. I can’t find her, I can’t find her. My passenger is supposed to be at the…


“Sometimes it Yips Back,” “The Feast and the Beast,” “Silly Love Poems,” and “Writing is Easy”

Sometimes it Yips Back A 2019 response to Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” I.…