Dec 29

The Moon

By Hartwick Hanson

When I don’t feel too great I look up at the moon to remind me that I am standing on a ball of molten rock and iron and water hurtling through a incomprehensible void and that the fact that I even exist enough to think about that is psychotic madness and then someone is walking too slow in front of me on the stairs going up from the train on the way to work and I’m all Jesus Christ how the fuck do you move this slow are you fucking with me am I on Candid Camera did my friends arrange this how do you get anywhere on time Christ get off your phone and then I pass you and you look tired and sad and I ache so I look up and only see a buzzing neon sign.



Hartwick Hanson was born in North Vancouver. Lives and works in Brooklyn. Likes Big Sur, boxing, entropy, and dogs.


Art by Michelle Johnsen, art editor

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