I sleep next to your dead body.
I love you when I’m no longer scared of you dying, when I no longer have to get close to you at night to make sure you are still breathing, when I know the fight, I never wanted to fight, is over.
SHROUDING CEREMONY BY TALA ABU RAHMEH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 15
So this was paradise.
MARINA HEMINGWAY BY AD MARTINEZ 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 15
I tried not to catch even a glimpse over the barbed wire fence, but I noticed some comrades leaving Santa Fe Beach. Riding three to a rusty bicycle, swerving until they caught enough speed to balance their weight, while I sat sipping coconut drinks on a plush longue chair.
We drove from here to LA
in total silence.
FROM HERE TO LA BY SCOTT LAUDATI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 15
We drove from here to LA/in total silence because Ace Enders said we should./Of course he talked for hours,/actually he screamed and he did it for hours,/into a cell phone as he paced around the trailer
in the parking lot of every gas station
from here to LA.