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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

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


poem for god

the trees are dying and
he asked about happy
endings. those burning big eyes
whispered, “i’m on a mission.”
outstretched palms splintered,
begging, broken molars open to the world.
they told him to love you and
he cried; tried to paint your portrait but
missed the glow.

but leo loves him. see,
he takes cassiopeia’s breath away.

at night he plays pretend his
scraped knees don’t sting.
prays again. maybe
his bowed head is an answer.
with lungs whistling like
her on sunday mornings, he remembers

aquarius loves him.

swallows arsenic crosses. whispers hail
marys into balloons, but they sink. 
so he throws his shoulders into
yesterday, jaw strong as ocean waves.

remembers orion loves him

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.