“And Kidsley Divey, Too” by Laura Lee Washburn

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue Lilliebelle, 1920-1935 Mairsy dotes and dosey dotes and little lambsy divey.  Lilliebelle is underground.  We keep her under ivy.  The hired hand was like a man and fondled her forever. The hired man had lots...

“The Universe, a Woman” by Uma Menon

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   (i) Prologue They say the universe formed with one big bang but we all know it must have a mother. Listen to the theory of maternal relativity, find power to expand. The blood of the universe has...

“Kill This” by Genevieve DiNatale

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   Which morality is in question? That of the race or that placed upon A woman’s place Without valor, without honor But with grace Men gone to war Their valor – their morality Then me… In line...

“time-lapse of girlhood” by Uma Menon

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   as i grow up i learn to spit out words of distaste to bite only the cookies that are under-baked to rename my identity out of spite   in response my mother tells me that she who asks for...