Like You and My Knees

by David Veloz

I'm eating all the time,
but I need more. My shirt
fits like a wolf or like
a wolf suit on a woman
who starves herself for love.

My ribs rattle when I sleep,
my knuckles puff when I
crack them. If I ask
you to fish me out
of an icy jail or dress
me with your hands in your pockets,

believe me that my own pockets
are mouths like your mouth
around my hands, and my pants
are tight around the knees,
which is nothing like you and my knees.

Red in the Sun

by David Veloz

Bring home to me
my tools, my ladder,
and let me build
a kitchen or a patio.
Let my bald head
turn red in the sun.

I sleep outside
by the elm now,
I read at night.
Your carburetor
is shot, cranked
tight in the vice.

I keep your camera
in a sack by the gate.
There's film for what
I need. I murder
my thick heart
while I wait
to see you in
something blue.

When Elements Collide & Organic Bananas

(When Elements Collide) Alexandra Mazzola is a chronically disabled creative artist who enjoys painting, drawing, and writing. She wishes to become an art therapist someday, working with the youth and adults with disabilities, to help them overcome their struggles and feel hope and strength. Her passion and purpose in life is to make everyone she meets smile and feel loved. Wherever she goes in life, she brings her big heart and positive personality, in hopes to make others feel true happiness.

(Organic Bananas) Marissa is a visual artist that finds excitement in everyday environments and material. Her artwork elevates the ordinary and allows items to be seen for something other than their original function. Marissa graduated with her MFA from Brigham Young University and now shares her love of art with her own students.

University Place

by Marissa Albrecht

 

Marissa is a visual artist that finds excitement in everyday environments and material. Her artwork elevates the ordinary and allows items to be seen for something other than their original function. Marissa graduated with her MFA from Brigham Young University and now shares her love of art with her own students.

Greenhouse Vending Machine & Clubhouse At Night

by Madeline Rupard

Madeline Rupard is an artist and educator. Born in Utah and raised on the East Coast, she grew up moving frequently around different parts of the U.S. and traveling across long distances. She paints pictures to describe the overwhelming sensory effect of the modern American landscape and the experience of moving through spaces.

Mardi Gras & Harmony

by Phyllis Green

 

Phyllis Green is an author, playwright, and artist. Her art can be found at ArLiJo 123, Gulf Stream magazine, Novus, New Plains Review, and soon in CALYX, Aji, I 70 Review, Rip Rap, and Cinematic Codes Review.