Dispatch #030

Stubborn weeds     By Shizue Seigel     In my neighborhood of stubborn weeds  I hope that COVID came just in time to save us  from total eradication, preserving the last of the grit  from million-dollar scrubs of virgin  olive oil, oatmeal and sage by the pampered few who  can afford to bathe their skinsContinue reading “Dispatch #030”

Dispatch #029

The Pushouts    By Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross      The City that nevers sleeps is silent  Forced to quarantine like everyone else  No wonder the Mayor complains   Dollars were always made here  But now she sleeps    It’s hot as hell and hades is awakened  The homeless made visible  Letting flesh burn while laying onContinue reading “Dispatch #029”

Dispatch #019

ZOOMING WITH STUDENTS By Sofia Scoppettone a kindergarten teacher in Washington DC When I speak to the kids on Zoom I try not to be filled with gloom,  To not think about  How I’m filled with doubt  That I will see them any time soon.  Instead I just try to be there  To be presentContinue reading “Dispatch #019”

Dispatch #017

April 28 2020 case number: 0819999 | save what dates? | case number: 0812000 By Dena Rod missing: the pleasure that comes from the pressure of bodies against your own in the dark bass pulsing and sweat sticking. last seen at new year’s eve shrieking amongst its kingdom as it waved through the party. anyContinue reading “Dispatch #017”

Dispatch #013

2 Poems By Caitlin Krause explaining to my dog about coronavirus   she doesn’t understand anything about this time except maybe the joy that I have become her new best friend always around, always beside her in a way neither of us expected I find myself crawling on all fours, tongue lolling out, my playfulContinue reading “Dispatch #013”