I am Heavy w/ Feeling

Avocado oil for my

face this morning how it

shows or grows over

into the next I wake

a bit different

today a small break

in the rhythm a tiny

chasm in the material

say morning again

via text I said do it

last night gentle

reminder I have been

sneaking around in

the undergrowth Iím

in the weeds according

to the calendar itís

Dovember I tore

the page too fast you

never act up

anymore thereís

coffee again but

we havenít been

awake in years


Alexis Pope is the author of Soft Threat (Coconut Books, 2014), as well as three chapbooks. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bat City Review, Denver Quarterly, No Dear, Poor Claudia :: Phenome, and The Volta, among others. She lives in Brooklyn.

Joshua Young is the author of four collections, most recently, The Holy Ghost People (Plays Inverse Press). His work has appeared in Bat City Review, Gulf Coast, Fugue, Puerto del Sol, Vinyl, Nightblock, and others. He is Editor-in-Chief at The Lettered Streets Press and Associate Director of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.