Vol II. Issue II MOTHER

These are the Days

by Dacia Fusaro

The infamous wild parrots of Pasadena fly overhead in a noisy, carefree arc, circling back before continuing west. We both pause to look up at them; she too seems romanced by their freedom…

Beekeeper

by Zoe Culbertson

Those nights the bees come
Buzzing at his nostrils
And the darkest part
Of the abstract blue rug…

MOTHER

by Lissa Carter

See how you’ve been creased,
and bent, and worried over,
folded and unfolded along…

Throwing Mother off the Pier

by Sarah Longley

It’s today…
The final letting go
After so many years in anticipation of this moment…

Letter from the Editor: The Shared Story

by Sarah H. Griffin

Although the details of every story are unique, the emotional themes of motherhood are as common as the condition  itself…