Pre-Coffee

blankness, heavy behind my eyes. i can feel thoughts struggling to form, almost, almost, heading to the forefront, moving like molasses, collecting into a pool and rising into a figure i can almost make it out – and it collapses onto itself, spills and separates. how long have i been sitting here? how long has […]

Lights

“I don’t love you anymore.” I sat there, spacing out to the middle-distance. I felt my left eyelid twitch a few times, before subsiding. I nodded. “It’s not anything you did,” she continued. “I just feel like we’ve both started growing in different directions. Drifting apart. And I know how sad you are when I’m […]

A 7am Commute

Staring didn’t accomplish much, though the riders seemed to think that if they looked long and hard enough at the intercom they could make the conductor cease his morning announcements. It was a rainy Friday morning, not even 7am. You could tell the seasoned Chicago veterans from the newbies by the umbrellas casually dangling from […]

Quad of Kin

by Cat Coule Staring didn’t accomplish much But to make my eyes much wetter. No matter how much power lies in my irises, It was much less than enough to bring back life to his. Alas, he was now among the unseen, where eyes have little influence. So I sang, the sounds among us channeled […]

Daydreaming

by T.S. Henderson “Staring didn’t accomplish much.” She would often say. My sister, she was right. My daydreaming troubled her, and I could never ascertain as to why that was. My staring off into the distance wasn’t ever blurred though. I did have a focus for my attention. She was as much a realist as […]

Buster

by Jeff Fleischer Staring didn’t accomplish much. The food was definitely there, almost mocking him through the glass container. The top half of an hourglass with one thin funnel. Even a smart cat could tell only that the food fell through that funnel on some kind of predictable rhythm, and start to feel anticipation when […]