whitening the water till everything began to glow a scattering of pearls and pieces of beauty crunching between molars studded on the table of their broken dreams and voice of utter solitude flashed from the reddened teeth of their dying home where every jot and tittle of pain has turned into sorrow and wrath as the last gusts of sinking air drifted through the hole-punched painkiller pill mill sifting, hand-milled scarlet dust over the ravine of the wild crystal stair
David M. Alper’s latest collection of poems, Hush, is scheduled for publication next year. His work has appeared in Oxford Magazine, OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters, Unbound Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He is an educator in New York City.
Gerburg Garmann is a professor of French and German at the University of Indianapolis. She is also a poet and a painter. Her work has been featured in literary journals and art magazines around the world.