Melanie Brazzel

buoyant fragments
Begin trying

William Doreski
A Novelist's Eye

Ryan Quinn Flanagan
26 Years
Musings of a Man Impelled to
Moments of Mad Wakefulness

Kristine Ong Muslim
Geek Girl

Caleb Puckett
Meeting by Morning
Call for Exodus

Ross White
A Roman

Benjamin Nardolilli

Contra Cosmos

I would like to accuse
The Universe
Of a grand conspiracy against me,
Of setting a joke in motion
Driving from the Big Bang
To be centered at my existence,
With the stars and galaxies
Ready to burst in supernovas
And black holes of laughter
Over the punch-line of my demise,
Set up carefully all these years,
Painful to watch and at times to live,
But I would also like to accuse
The Universe
Of caring, knowing who I am
And having a grand story for me.


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