October 28, 2018

You tell me your dreams
I am better behaved
In them
magical, nuanced, prettier
Young as tips of grasses

The dreams you tell me of
have trains, swimming,
girls
and flying -

I am long haired and leggy
taller than my
five foot six inches
I touch your cheek in your dream...

October 12, 2018

We all remember our first concert. There I was, in fifth grade at the Philly Spectrum to see the infamous Grateful Dead. I was twelve and the stadium was filled with smoke. I saw two of my babysitters, roses twined around their heads, dancing in the hallway. Long dress...

August 8, 2018

Sometimes to start a poem I weed. Pull things up. Out of the ground. Hard. Harder still. Some of the weeds are connected like chain link and pulling one, pulls them all. The ones with the root far down deep I dig for and never get it all. After weeding, the garden look...

May 9, 2018

Caroline Roosevelt is a writer and artist based in Kennett Square, PA. She received her B.A. in Art History from Connecticut College and a Post Baccalaureate certificate from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She has previously written art coverage in Seattle, WA and...

March 23, 2018

Christianna Hannum is a writer and filmmaker, living in Pennsylvania with her two children, adopted from Latvia. Her award winning film Goodnight Ladies is about her grandmother, a famous equestrian. Christy loves languages, speaks Italian and Latvian, plays tennis and...

March 1, 2018

I know how to write
how to love
how to run
how to swim
how to pull
people in
How to want
You
how to smell
Fall winter
And spring

I know how summer acts
How she turns me over
Like Cisco waves
early mornings in Nantucket
What I do not know
is what is left over

I can se...

February 21, 2018

 photo courtesy of Sophie Curie

Only fools rush in

I prefer the smell of things
Of hydrangea growing old
my sisters bedroom with the ceiling
it hovers close in

By the pond the little house smells of pine and Amish wood floorboards painted years ago still stand up
you...

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