Session Two Anthology

MENTOR: Natalie Scenters-Zapico


weightless

a clothesline dripping, ghosts
    swaying in the gentle wind
glowing translucent, the afternoon sun
 
casting long sheets of shadows, dancing
    though shoulders clipped with wood,
heavy with water.  my hands clean, my
 
soapy hands wringing,
    twisting sheets to rope
to get as close to weightless
 
as i can.  fresh dew slips from blades
    of grass; the earth drinks
and drinks.

~

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Aldric Ulep lives and writes in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. His recent work can be found in Winter Tangerine, Rambutan Literary, and daCunha.
 

 

 

ocean // faucet // sink

I have these hands
have touched the sea
comes up sticky when I
leave
a wave does rise
on the dock you
stand
with arms outstretched
pushing me from the
land

through hands of clay
and salt and soul
the sea slips fast
our love grows old
and you're there
on the dock,,
not stuck but
stain,
moving on as water
when water's all that remains

~

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Alexis Diano Sikorski is a polyamorous Filipino-American studying English and Psychology at Texas Woman's University. Her work has appeared in Pour Vida Zine, Mistress, Enclave, The Regal Fox, Bombus Press, Queen Mobs Teahouse and Sea Foam Magazine. She likes dogs, looking out of windows on airplanes, and caffeine. She was probably a sailor in a past life.