Brian Culligan, Co Editor in Chief

is betrayal something you commit?

a plot to tear a curtain from its fading plaster walls

or something you receive?

suicide without a note left behind


can pain only result from the grinding of

a mechanical chain?

or does it defy gravity’s grip?


when a lion is

persuaded not to kill

by a gazelle

who gets the credit?

the gazelle’s mouth

or the lion’s ears


how many generations of guilt must spawn

before mutating into



where does passion pool

once it trickles down the shower drain?


can dark red desire flow

where no blood has dared before

into the parts of yourself that only exist

on black and white television sets?


must a lie be false?