About That Night 

Carrie Close    as we sit on barstools and lean towards  one another, our knees touching, you tell me    your wife is gone for the night—your kid  too—your lips find mine, but I pull away     you move in closer—you don’t care who sees, and how  can I resist, when...

Dinner for Two

Emersyn Li    Women belong in the kitchen, where men don their white coats    blue veins wrap  around a slender finger,    bake at 350 for 20 minutes  marinate in wine  overnight  for best results    their dresses are discarded  just in time for the appetizers; ...



Poetry by Jillian Carson