May 19

Speculation On What Judas Bought With The Blood Money

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,, 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,, The Daily Mail, and Lancaster Newspapers. You can contact her at mjphoto717 [at]