#182 Party on Indian School and University by Matthew Jake Skeets

and all he thinks about are his brown, cracked feet.  The dead skin and yellow nails slipped into a pair of black no-shows, and the music pumps. The kids’ pocket wrappers and crushed beer cans almost began bouncing on the tattered carpet. And the lights make him want to scream, the native boy sitting on … More #182 Party on Indian School and University by Matthew Jake Skeets

#180 I Would Rather We Ate Them by Page Lambert

Bittersweet, watching pigeons float from the neighbor’s roof to my barren courtyard in this new Santa Fe subdivision, lighting on store-bought bark beside this transplanted Pyracantha, with its flame-orange berries and stiff green branches.  Once, I did not know That pigeons fed their newly hatched a creamy gruel— from beak to beak the milk passes, … More #180 I Would Rather We Ate Them by Page Lambert