Sexy Till the End

by Lucas Restivo VOICEMAIL POEMS · “Sexy Till the End” by Lucas Restivo Lucas Restivo is a writer from Massachusetts. If you venmo him $5 with a topic (@Lucas27), he will write you a custom haiku.

What’s Going On

by DeeSoul Carson VOICEMAIL POEMS · "What's Going On" by DeeSoul Carson DeeSoul Carson  (He/They) is a Black queer poet, performer, and educator from San Diego, CA. A The Watering Hole Writing Workshop Fellow, his work has been featured by Button Poetry, Write About Now Poetry, The Adroit Journal, & elsewhere. He graduated with aContinue reading “What’s Going On”

a home made of hip bones

by tova greene VOICEMAIL POEMS · "a home made of hip bones" by tova greene tova greene (they/them) is a non-binary, queer, jewish poet who recently graduated with a BA from sarah lawrence college in yonkers, new york. they are the author of the collection lilac on the damned’s breath (bottlecap press, 2022). after interningContinue reading “a home made of hip bones”

Afternoon Delight

by Tamara J. Madison VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Afternoon Delight" by Tamara J. Madison Today between meetings and greetings,snail mails, emails, texts, messages,essay grades, caffeine breaks, and so on,in the mirky waters of therelentless tasks of theworkday, I wrotea love poem,let it sneak up on me,drop from my ear lobe,slip down my collar,roll over my shoulder,spreadContinue reading “Afternoon Delight”

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

by Mariah M VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" by Mariah M Mariah M (they/she) is a non-binary Black woman, poet and cultural organizer based in Greensboro. They are an Emergent Poet Fellow of the National Poetry Foundation and Crescendo Literary (c. 2017) and a Watering Hole Fellow (c. 2017, 2019). Mariah is LightsowerContinue reading “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

Sigh of Sighs

by Raymond Gibson VOICEMAIL POEMS · "Sigh of Sighs" by Raymond Gibson in the golden light of a lateafternoon you regard mastery a stalemate betweenlearning and forgetting that lost knowledge can’t berecognized or found and everything fades asbreath would upon a mirror Raymond Gibson earned his MFA in creative writing from Florida Atlantic University. HeContinue reading “Sigh of Sighs”

Walking the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail

by Lisa Shen VOICEMAIL POEMS · “Walking The Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail” by Lisa Shen [Content warning: suicide] There are suicide flowers along the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail tonight: alattice of pastel pinks and yellows encircling the sidebars of the bridgeoverlooking the highway. How strange, lifeless flowers tasked with protecting the living. My first thought is whoContinue reading “Walking the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail”

At a party in winter

by Loisa Fenichell VOICEMAIL POEMS · “At a Party in Winter” by Loisa Fenichell your own limbic structure sitsin the corner of a darkening room.You have not been asked to leave.You are not celebrating anything.The cat’s eyes observe your stillnesswhile outside snow falls ontothe balcony, jaggedly as bits of bad breath.You are exactly like theContinue reading “At a party in winter”

after i overheard you and gabriel gossiping about me and he asked if i am spiritual

by Kaydance Rice VOICEMAIL POEMS · "After I Overheard You & Gabriel Gossiping About Me & He Asked If I Am Spiritual" by Kaydance Rice Kaydance Rice is a writer from Grand Rapids, Michigan and is currently attending Interlochen Arts Academy. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Élan Magazine, The Ice LollyContinue reading “after i overheard you and gabriel gossiping about me and he asked if i am spiritual”