Compression

By Ian C. Webb Artwork by Alli Rowe   1. Decompression on the Sovereign Territory’s beach on the med you unclenched your platoon’s knuckle tattoos Trooped into Brize to Pie-Eater’s-Pier-now-the-Orwell-Boutique sang yourself across zebra stripes on that birthday’s eve stark-naked between Belisha Beacon’s egg-yolk pulse   2. P.T.S.D. your grandfather’s uncle: the R.S.M.’s corporal: was …

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Lenny

By Mary Shanley Artwork by Sloane Adler Lenny and I joined Susan, his wife, a sociologist, at a political science party. It was held to celebrate Fordham’s survey results being featured on the cover of the New York Times. I worked on this survey; it was about changes in race relations. We conducted our research …

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