I Never Figured How to Get Free

I Never Figured How to Get Free

By Donika Kelly The war was all over my hands. I held the war and I watched them die in high-definition. I could watch anyone die, but I looked away. Still, I wore the war on my back. I put it on every morning. I…

The Shield of Achilles

The Shield of Achilles

W. H. Auden – 1907-1973     She looked over his shoulder       For vines and olive trees,    Marble well-governed cities       And ships upon untamed seas,    But there on the shining metal       His hands had put instead    An artificial wilderness       And a sky like lead. A plain without a feature, bare and brown,   No blade of grass,…

A Thing

A Thing

A Thing First, it has to be a useful tool It is a biological human being, but it is not a political human being an economical human being the fact is a slave is acknowledged legally and socially is as a thing An ancient Greek…

Harmony

Harmony

“There was no looking for the right beginning, no search for the perfect close, and no listener but the player themselves beyond all listening, so I felt in┬áthat modal harmony of stone and grass and mountain sky and the clear view across the blue lake…