poem for god
Casandra Robledo

The Woman in Silent Tears
Sony Ton-Amie

Jenna Citrus

Passing Through
Marissa Kopco

Signifying Antipathy
Eric Kubacki

Sony Ton-Amie

Abbey Kish

Amish Country
A.J. Weber

everything beautiful bleeds
Casandra Robledo

5 August 2014
Emily Gadzinksi

Marcee Wardell

Et in Arcadio Ego
David Albert Solberg

Stuttgart Triptych
Abbey Kish

Katie Cross

Sorry, We're Closed
Marissa Kopco

Older than Our Bodies
A.J. Weber


Take Me With You When
You Go
Lindsay Hansard

The Great Conversation: Cultural Change Through YouTube
Zoe Comingore

Amorphous Object &
Papered Wall

Jenna Citrus

Sundays in Hudson
Jamie Brian

Joseph Theis

Fox and Geese
Deborah Rocheleau

Kara Wellman

Madeleine Richey

Love in Winter
David Albert Solberg

I Have Made My Own Soul Suffer
Hoda Fakhari

Marissa Kopco

The Bath
Bridget Hansen

A Notice to My Mailman
Elizabeth Schoppelrei


everything beautiful bleeds

we’re pushing 70 on 94, 
all cracked windows and no
tomorrows. the screaming wind biting
at our skin beneath
the bruised sun. 
we’re breathing now, but
time is a lonely broken bullet. 

quiet now as we ghost
across the sapphire sea. 
daisy chain as rosary. 
daisy chain as escape rope. 

don’t look at her. 

she is no longer
the moon, she’s floating
in the tide. nature is the smoke
leaving the barrel. 

the sun isn’t beautiful anymore, 
it stumbles. your mouth and
my mouth, they birthed
feathers once. now, 
we’re embalmed in honey. 

maybe we’re broken. 
maybe that’s okay.

About the Author

Casandra Robledo is a freshman at the University of Illinois at Chicago studying nursing. She has been published in the Red Shoes Review and enjoys poetry, smoothies and Clash of Clans.