#196 Prayers on the Train [excerpt] by Carlos Contreras

Sunset and Feathers Breathing in the wind. Swallowed by the sky. Nuevo. SIEMPRE. Something always is – New! A challenge A story A lesson… Teachers in more ways than one, Beads on the proverbial Rosary Thumbed at by abuelitas in the Glow of a candle. I always ask her, “Grandma, did you pray for me … More #196 Prayers on the Train [excerpt] by Carlos Contreras

#194 A Time Traveler Sends a Postcard by Isreael Wasserstein

I found this card in ruins of a tourist trap, above a volcano. The air reeks of sulfur, but the view– storm-gray rocks and lava trails to violent sea–magnificent desolation. What year this is, I cannot say, those readouts have burned out long ago. Once I charted the eons by light pollution or the ice … More #194 A Time Traveler Sends a Postcard by Isreael Wasserstein

#193 A Day at White Sands by Roy Beckemeyer

As the brash sun lifts the edge of night, dunes stretch and yawn, their contours blushing as they awaken… the morning sun climbs overhead like a rocket, its hot exhaust glazing the sky into porcelain as white as these sands… the dunes become crouching chameleons, hiding their round fullness in the noon sun… a single … More #193 A Day at White Sands by Roy Beckemeyer

#191 the sacrifice is always by Marc Thompson

here in the art room of Hennepin United Methodist Church Minneapolis, Minnesota where silent men and women travel to the center of the labyrinth in their stockinged feet as women and men have done for eight hundred years (here where Jesus lies in his mother’s arms under a brightly painted halo) the sacrifice is not … More #191 the sacrifice is always by Marc Thompson