Danielle Kessinger
Pry Apart a Single Pane

Danielle Kessinger - Pry Apart a Single Pane

Poetry
Danielle Kessinger has work published or forthcoming in Bartleby Snopes, the Drunken Odyssey, Burrow Press, and the anthology Jack’s Porch.… Read more »
Jackleen Holton Hookway
Happy Pills

Jackleen Holton Hookway - Happy Pills

Poetry
Jackleen Holton Hookway’s poems have been published in The Giant Book of Poetry, and Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life,… Read more »
M. Ann Hull
I Know the Science of the Thing:

M. Ann Hull - I Know the Science of the Thing:

Poetry
M. Ann Hull has published work in 32 Poems, Barrow Street, BOXCAR Poetry Review, Fugue, Mid-American Review, Passages North, and… Read more »
Sarah J. Sloat
Industry Lap Dog

Sarah J. Sloat - Industry Lap Dog

Poetry
Sarah J. Sloat lives in Germany, where she works in news. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Birdfeast,… Read more »
Mary Peelen
Interim

Mary Peelen - Interim

Poetry
Mary Peelen lives in San Francisco. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Bennington Review, Alaska… Read more »
Krysten Hill
Knives

Krysten Hill - Knives

Poetry
Krysten Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival,… Read more »
Avram Kline
Labor

Avram Kline - Labor

Poetry
Avram Kline lives in New York with his wife and son. His poems, stories, and essays can be found in… Read more »
Jenna Le
Standing Between My Parents at Manatee Lagoon

Jenna Le - Standing Between My Parents at Manatee Lagoon

Poetry
Jenna Le is the author of Six Rivers (NYQ Books, 2011) and A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Anchor… Read more »
Lisa Rosinsky
That Dark Center

Lisa Rosinsky - That Dark Center

Poetry
Lisa Rosinsky is the 2016-2017 Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence. Her poetry appears in Measure, Prairie Schooner, Hunger… Read more »

Happy Pills

Jackleen Holton Hookway

Clearing out a drawer for the baby’s
sheets, diapers and burp cloths
next to the bassinette we’ve set up
in the bedroom, I find the pack
of pills from a year ago—
the ones I decided not to take—
in an aquamarine case, the color
of faraway oceans. Sliding it open,
I see the peach discs lined up in their porthole
rows, like little faces looking
out from a cruise ship. And I remember
the one we saw on the way back
from the Bahamas, that much larger,
more luxurious vessel passing
our smaller one, all the happy people
smiling and waving on their way
to the paradise we were leaving.
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