by julianne neely
fish to eat sheep a secret perhaps greatest one yet
immortality surely worth more than mansion on a lake
two mansions on a lake clothing line a necklace worn once
a bullet a book deal a miniseries a planet
language set up a trust fund vinyls vinyls vinyls an orgasm
oxygen tank skyline skin lungs parcels of manufactured
soul multi-colored exultant pills a spoon a drum blush
slug merely to pour salt on a ghostwriter polaroid fedora thick-
rimmed glasses Rolling Stone tongue invitations for birthday party
fame a hook to swing in cold sea fasten an underwater illusion
makeup biased memories coffee to arouse tea to finish job
a realist a unicorn fireworks to set in street while kids play picture frame
I have known love
and I have known stone
broke. i just might kiss
another’s cheek for both.
Julianne Neely, 23, is a writer from New York City. She has been previously published in Random Sample Review, Unbroken Journal, Babe Soda Zine, Moon Zine, and Maudlin House. She will be getting her MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in the Fall of 2016. She hates bios, but loves Harry Potter.
Art: “Ton-Taun” by Michelle Johnsen
Michelle Johnsen (art editor) is a nature and portrait photographer in Lancaster, PA, as well as an amateur herbalist and naturalist. Her work has been featured by It’s Modern Art, Susquehanna Style magazine, Permaculture Activist magazine, EcoWatch.com, EarthFirst! Journal, Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, and used as album art for Grandma Shake!, Anna & Elizabeth, and Liz Fulmer Music. Michelle’s photos have also been stolen by AP, weather.com, The Daily Mail, and Lancaster Newspapers. You can contact her at mjphoto717 [at] gmail.com.