“Slack jawed” by Julia on the tub


Thursday October 13, 2016
11:08pm
5 minutes
from an email

Russell was really pleased with himself for finding a teddy bear with his own name etched in the ear tag. He believed this kind of thing was rare and meant to be and that he had some newfound super powers. Suddenly he believed he was where he was supposed to be. He had never believed that before. He attributed it to the bear finding and the sign receiving he was now very open to. He said thank you in a low whisper to his lucky stars and his Nanna Toni who was among his lucky stars but also acted in part as a guardian angel. She was a star angel. Russell liked to think of her twinkling in the sky and twirling in the wind. She never danced while she was alive but somehow afterward Russell felt like that was all she did. Aside from looking out for him. When the bear appeared to him, his face fell open in wonder and amazement for the possibilities he might get to find.

“slack jawed” by Sasha in the bath


Thursday October 12, 2016
11:09pm
5 minutes
From an email

I wasn’t used to the attention
an excuse
okay
a discretion
I did fifteen things I regret
okay
starting and ending with
you
Tears fall onto a notebook page
a and e and s swell and bleed
a womb away my sister
nurses the next generation
It’s late there
My sorry will never be
enough
for the slack jaw
fuck
on the couch
in the country
My regrets bite my tongue
Assault my dreams
night after night
season after fall
driving cars off cliffs
walking topless into a family reunion
in Florida

“A man named Jimmy” by Sasha on her couch


Wednesday October 12, 2016
10:28pm
5 minutes
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
David Eggers


Envious of your metabolism
the scar above your lip
all the numbers in your contact list
Envious of your eyelids
expansive as sky
your bellybutton
the bites you take of your cheese pizza
eaten like tea sandwiches
crusts cut off
Kari
my oldest sister
Oldest of us all
paints our nails when our parents go away
Grandma is staying with us for the weekend
We eat Wonder bread and stuff our mothers bras with
our fathers socks