To end our submission period (tomorrow is the last day to submit!!!), we're sharing this artwork titled "Plain" by Caitlin Nelson.
2016 Digital Publications
If the World is upside-down
I’ll catch that stream of rainbow
and jar it under my pillow.
I listen to myrainbow’s sleeptalk
and dream in seven colors.
I want to fish a naughtystar
and put it in my emerald pond.
so that mylittle catfish
will be happyto run around.
Onlyif the world is upside-down.
"Asong" by Meredith Ansel
Ink infiltrates your roadmap veins
beneath where physical scars (almost)
streaming too close to the lentic trickle of blood that’s loyal enough to keep you alive
blood that isn’t unaccustomed to meeting the surface,
the shrouded ignorance of a world in cacophonous silence.
You ride too close to the sun.
(you’re gonna get burned)
I want to amass our collective koans,
initially inscribed in the recesses of what keeps me awake at night and asleep in day,
and keep them
carved into the back of my hand in yours
(I wanna get burned)
Our submission of the day is a photo titled "Paper" by Emily Verticchio.
This piece was taken from a series titled "More and More, Less and Less" by Kendra Klenz.
Between a breath of smoke
and a breath of snowfall:
my chest felt closed and black with a virus
and the smoke dripped in my lungs,
the side of my jaw tingled
with a whip of wind like a finger tracing
lines across my shoulder then down my arm,
its hair pointing north,
mittens with fuzz hooked
in the rough corner of my thumbnail,
the smoke like meat
and snow like gloss,
the gloss like water
washing in my throat,
opening my chest and in the lungs,
water swirling like smoke in the breathing
then hot breath outward
like a furnace, like a dragon
and I let the metal swing thick behind me as I tug my hood
This work titled "Sockeye" by Allie Auferheide features interesting use of line and contrast.
This photo titled "Ketchup and Mustard" and taken by Sumner Pitt makes us feel like escaping the impending Minnesota weather to eat french fries in a seaside town.