Issue #33

JESSICA LEE

My mom found my condoms
 
 

I’m eight hundred miles away

and my family is painting over the red

walls of teenage bedroom/boudoir,

boxing up

the contents of my flower-knobbed…
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D.S. MAOLALAI

A bowl of oranges
 
 

with you away

I sleep a lot

and not often alone.

my bedroom is a bowl of oranges…
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KRISTIAN O’HARE

Two Poems
 
 

Even the creeping myrtle

doesn’t stand a chance against

the lily-of-the-valley

as it storms the lawn, a cluster

of dark-green lanceolate leaves…
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MILLA VAN DER HAVE

Snowdrift
 
 

It’s dark when she wakes

darker than she has gone before.

It’s not a blanket or a cage

but rather the stark dissent

of all that’s missing…
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RACHEL WALKER

My Sister Posing in Front of the Arno
 
 

If it weren’t for the scrunchie

around your wrist and the teal

water bottle in the picture,

you could be Botticelli’s

Venus. Tawny hair swept…
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Listen 2 by Brent Schreiber, 24”x24”, acrylic on birch panel

ART ISSUE #33

Listen series

By Brent Schreiber
 
 

These paintings and drawings are from Brent Schreiber’s Listen series, which he describes as “an ongoing collection featuring the portrait and figure exploring themes of god, faith, spirituality, hope, religion and the human bond.”
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