Taboo Brown and Blue

Genetics dictate we are a 50/50 split of our parents, and researchers have identified various cycles that continue from one generation to the next. But how similar are we really to our parents and how do we become our own person–and what loop will we become in the chain of familial tradition?

Killeen Sky

by Margery Hannah There is an ocean largeabove Texas where copper flickers ivory fish ribs scale the expanse like veins in overgrown leaves and a skeleton man smiles downat me Where clouds paddle near eternity And I inhale and swim intermittently Where from one small lightgenerations are born And stars salute as soldiers to respectableContinue reading “Killeen Sky”

Before I paved still air

to my place of bread
I was unpleasant

unpleasantly duressed by lack
of water
I could wash neither body

nor favorite dress

nor feed my yielding inedible
plant, nor swallow it

240 minutes waterless

Prosperity

Prosperity

By Margery Hannah

Sand falls to the platter
of dry branches resting
in a baby cardboard box

I bless you and lower my gaze

wipe greased palms
on linen white

Drop it in the box
Chant, “Prosperity, prosperity, prosperity”

Match the platter with burning light
Now, spit upon the flames
You are now a footstool
for dreams abundant