Two Poems

Ella Rosenblatt (Brown University, BA Art History and STS, 2021)


My socks are gridded and
turn my body into
an animation or
a globe with latitudes.

If someone were to scale my
ankles like a crest, would
they still fall to the ground
and where does ground start
versus mountain, they look so the same

At one time this bench was
pristine and painted, at one point
the wood unrecognizably “tree”
where does wood start versus
trunk, after the cut?

“Eventually we should have an
antibody test that you can get,” says the passer,
with a hoodie stretched up to make
his head resemble the post of a tent.)

night terrors (quarantine poem)

i see my mom and dad dying every morning s alarm and i n my sleep my dog just collapsed someone wrung out t he orange and spilled their guts into the living room gutter

or is that what it is already ? i’ve gone and con fused oneself

i see my body as a bunch of cables i’ve got to squeeze them taught to busting every morning my dog just collapsed ginger don’t help it’s ok just blood coming out of ur ass killing is one always or just two capsules a nitrous air gas music might b the only magic rock that saves them only three doilies soften the blows in this pittsburgh garden always felt like hymn

i’m afraid of shadows and specially filtered light how does it how the fuck does

fear is almond shaped and my elbow comes to a point i always want ed my veins to show in earnest
or to write all across my body, then wash

that’s what i want everyday

in another life that is what I was everyday only words no skin wash only for renewal only be for new mother making space for new dirt

  1. Call for Submissions
  2. 3.29.20 Irina V. Wang
  3. Let Yourself Be Lifted Jackie Scott
  4. Art Is Everything Jen Liese
  5. Two Poems Ella Rosenblatt
  6. Living Room Dance Party Ariel Wills
  7. On Walking When Walking Is Advised Against Keavy Handley-Byrne
  8. Untitled Cita Devlin
  9. Ads in Corona Hannah Oatman
  10. COVID-19 and Communitas Elaine Lopez
  11. A Time for Pie Elizabeth Burmann
  12. How to Stay Motivated When You’re Stuck at Home Clarisse Angkasa
  13. Coerced Harmony (A Tour) Hammad Abid
  14. Zooming In and Out Tongji Philip Qian
  15. [Form] Ciara Carlyle
  16. Hi.txt Dan Luo
  17. A poem about boredom, a composite Maixx Culver-Hagins
  18. Eyewitness News Tristram Lansdowne
  19. Distance Maps Marcus Peabody
  20. Therapeutic Suggestion Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi
  21. Keep Your Heart Six Feet Away From Mine (and other moments) Arielle Eisen
  22. Twenty Instructions for COVID-19 Charlott Isobel Dazan
  23. Cuerno 1 y 2 Yan Diego Estrella Wilson
  24. A Monolith of Grief Regarding the Absence of Touches, or Letter to a Future Lover García Sinclair
  25. Coronavirus by the Thousands Drew Dodge
  26. Two Poems Kathryn Li
  27. Beds Are Burning Aleks Dawson
  28. Still Lifes Yidan Wang
  29. Fragments of Seva Jagdeep Raina
  30. Packing Up and Staying Woojin Kim
  31. Chronic Pain and Fermentation Ralph Davis
  32. Quarantine Letters Hannah Moore
  33. Sounds of Silence: An Isolation Soundscape Dara Benno
  34. 14 Day Detox for Designers Erica Silver

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