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  • Wondering

    So she sat to think about these crazy things: like, why one goose, two geese; but not one moose, two meese? Mouse, mice; louse, lice; blouse, blice? Why do eggplants have no eggs? Nor hamburgers, ham? Neither pine nor apple in pineapple? How is a song a jam? Why writers write, but fingers don’t fing? […]

  • Where's my child by Harry Kealy. Illustration by Alé Mercado

    Where’s My Child

    I will look and never smile; Look and listen for my missing child; Is he hurt or is he dead? These thoughts wonder within my head. Hurt and wrung my eyes will be; Never will I find him, Dead is he Listen for his soft call; Where is he? I will fall. I shall die […]

  • For Beginners - Mariana Byrne. Illustration by Alé Mercado.

    For Beginners

    Firstly, Clasp a heart that’s black and grey Once heard one might just lightly say That one cannot live day on day Without once wishing that one was dying Secondly, Drop a wish right into a pool Your sick and twisted handy tool To make such others seem a fool Not through wrongness but through […]