by French toast with bananas and Nutella. Any type of egg lusts after me. Bacon, sausage, a stack of pancakes their lips dripping maple syrup. Crème brulee, filet mignon, camembert cheese, pasta with pesto tease and a gin and tonic sat down beside me last night as I ordered a Pellegrino with a twist reminiscing […]
Nellie Bridge: Placing an Order
He wanted a bagel, but I heard him say “Good morning, Marcia. Could I have, uh, everything?” Then a man comes in and says, “I want an everything. With cream cheese.” Before I lived in New York, I didn’t know it was all right to ask for what you want.
Mel Bentley: Tonight We Are Delighted
We are delighted at the atomic level. We are delighted once again after many years. We are delighted to be joined. We are no stranger. Where we overlap we have become children. When we are excited, we move, and our movement produces a lubrication that is most like money, a wooded feeling, grainy. What can […]
Jacob A. Bennett: The Pugilist
[I don’t think of myself as violent, but] be yes peaceful the change in the world you want [sometimes I want to fucking punch things anything real fucking hard] but bring some close friends and fold yourself in among the mushti [something that hurts something I can feel later something that can take it] courage […]
Holly Teresa Baker: To an ecologist
Hey there. Elephant here. Saw you picking through the bones of my dearly departed. S’okay, no biggie. Just thought maybe you’d want a hand —a tusk— to help you turn the soil. Guy was a jackass anyhow. Not that you knew.
Lisa Andrews: Some Things My Parents Said
Sometimes I think people kill themselves when things are at their best. Sex is like dynamite, it can explode in your face. When a man looks at a woman, he thinks of only one thing. If a man and a woman love each other very much, then God decides. Some women are very fertile, there’s […]